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by UEFA - 12/06/2013

The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) has announced the following decision:

Match: UEFA Europa League second qualifying round match (first leg) between HNK Hajduk Split and PFC Levski Sofia played on 13 July in Croatia.

The charges against Hajduk Split related to racist behaviour (Art. 14 DR) and throwing of objects (Art. 16 (2) DR).

The CEDB has decided to order HNK Hajduk Split to play their next (1) UEFA competition match as host club behind closed doors and to fine the club € 50,000 for the racist behaviour of its supporters. The Croatian club has also been fined € 5,000 for the throwing of objects.

The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) has announced the following decision:

Match: UEFA Champions League second qualifying round match (first leg) between Linfield FC and Celtic FC played on 14 July in Northern Ireland.

Decision:

Linfield FC

• To order the partial closure of the Linfield FC Stadium during the next (1) UEFA competition match in which Linfield FC would play as the host club, and, in particular Linfield FC shall closed South stand lower sector I of the stadium.

• To fine Linfield FC €10,000

The charges against Linfield FC related to the throwing of objects (Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR) and a field invasion by supporters – (Art. 16 (2) DR).


Celtic FC

• To suspend the Celtic FC player Leigh Griffiths for one (1) UEFA competition match for which he would be otherwise eligible

• To fine Celtic FC €4,500

The charges against Celtic FC related to player Leigh Griffiths – provoking spectators (after the end of the match) – (Art. 15 (1) (a) DR) and improper conduct of the team (5 cards or more) - (Art. 15 (4) DR).

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Champions League second qualifying round second leg match between Celtic FC and Linfield FC (4-0), played on 19 July in Scotland.

Charges against Celtic FC:

• Illicit banner – Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations
• Kit infringement – Art. 62 (3) of UEFA Kit Regulations
• Stairways blocked – Art. 38 of UEFA Safety & Security Regulations

This case will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 28 July 2017.

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Champions League second round qualifying second leg match between Vardar FK and Malmö FF (3-1), played on 18 July in FYR Macedonia.

Charges against Vardar FK:

• Throwing of objects – Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
• Crowd disturbances – Art. 16 (2) DR
• Stairways blocked – Art. 38 Safety & Security reg.
• Illicit chants – Art. 16 (2) DR
• Setting off of fireworks – Art. 16 (2) DR

This case will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 28 July.

The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) has announced the following decision:

Match: UEFA Europa League first round qualifying match (first leg) between Rangers FC and FC Progrès Niederkorn (1-0), played on 29 June in Scotland.

Decision: Rangers FC have been fined €7,000

The charges against Rangers FC were related to the throwing of objects Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR).

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Champions League second round qualifying first leg match between Linfield FC and Celtic FC (0-2), played on 14 July in Northern Ireland.

Charges against Linfield FC:

• Throwing of objects – Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
• Field invasion by supporters – Art. 16 (2) DR

Charges against Celtic FC:

• Player Leigh Griffiths – provoking spectators (after the end of the match) - Art. 15 (1) (a) DR
• Improper conduct of the team (5 cards or more)  - Art. 15 (4) DR

This case will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 20 July.

Beşiktaş JK appeal dismissed

The UEFA Appeals Body met on 13 July following an appeal by Beşiktaş JK against the decision announced by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) on 19 April relating to the incidents which occurred during the UEFA Europa League quarter-final first leg match between Olympique Lyonnais and Besiktas JK (2-1) played on 13 April in France.

The CEDB decided to exclude Beşiktaş JK from participating in the next UEFA club competition for which it will qualify. This exclusion is deferred for a probationary period of two (2) years. The Turkish club were also been fined €100,000. The charges against the Turkish club were related to crowd disturbances, setting off of fireworks and throwing of objects.

Following its meeting last week, the UEFA Appeals Body meeting has decided that the appeal lodged by Beşiktaş JK has been dismissed. Consequently, the CEDB’s decision of 19 April 2017 is confirmed.

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Europa League first round qualifying match (first leg) between Rangers FC and FC Progrès Niederkorn (1-0), played on 29 June in Scotland.

Charges against Rangers FC:

- Throwing of objects Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)

This case will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 7 July.

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Europa League semi-final matches between Olympique Lyonnais and AFC Ajax (3-1), and between Manchester United FC and RC Celta de Vigo (1-1), played on 11 May in France and England respectively.

Charges against Olympique Lyonnais:
- Setting of fireworks – Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
- Throwing of objects – Art. 16 (2) DR
- Field invasion by supporters – Art. 16 (2) DR
- Stairways blocked – Art. 16 (2) DR

Charges against AFC Ajax:
- Acts of damage – Art. 16 (2) DR

Charges against Manchester United FC:
- Late kick-off – Art. 11 (2) DR
- Eric Bailly - Direct red card, Art. 15 (1) DR

Charges against RC Celta de Vigo:
- Facundo Roncaglia - Direct red card, Art. 15 (1) DR

Following the above mentioned red cards, Eric Bailly and Facundo Roncaglia are suspended for at least one UEFA club competition match.

These cases will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 20 July.

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Champions League semi-final match between Juventus Football Club and AS Monaco FC (2-1), played on 9 May in Italy.

Charges against Juventus Football Club:
- Stairways blocked - Art. 38 safety and security regulation

Charges against AS Monaco FC:
- Setting off of fireworks - Art. 16 (2) DR

The CEDB will take a decision regarding this case on 20 July 2017

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