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UEFA bans six Malta under-21 players for match-fixing offences The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has banned six Malta under-21 international players, two for life, for match-fixing offences. UEFA initiated disciplinary investigations against seven Malta under-21 players for allegedly having infringed several provisions of Article 12 of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR) in connection to potential match-fixing issues. The investigation related to two UEFA European Under-21 Championship 2017 matches played in March by Malta against Montenegro on 23 March 2016 and the Czech Republic on 29 March 2016. On 14 and 15 December 2017, the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body held several hearings to examine the cases of each of the different individuals allegedly involved in match-fixing activities. Today, the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body announced its decisions following the above mentioned disciplinary proceedings: - Emanuel Briffa: Art. 12 (2) (a) DR: Lifelong ban from all football related activity for having acted in a manner that is likely to exert an unlawful or undue influence on the course and/or result of a match or competition with a view to gaining an advantage for himself or a third party - Kyle Cesare: Art. 12 (2) (a) DR: Lifelong ban from all football related activity for having acted in a manner that is likely to exert an unlawful or undue influence on the course and/or result of a match or competition with a view to gaining an advantage for himself or a third party. - Samir Arab: Art. 12 (2) (d) DR: 2 year ban (until 31.12.2019) for not immediately and voluntarily informing UEFA if approached in connection with activities aimed at influencing in an unlawful or undue manner the course and/or result of a match or competition - Ryan Camenzuli: Art. 12 (2) (d) DR: 1 year 6 months (until 30.06.2019) and community football service for not immediately and voluntarily informing UEFA if approached in connection with activities aimed at influencing in an unlawful or undue manner the course and/or result of a match or competition - Llywelyn Cremona: Art. 12 (2) (d) DR: 12 months (until 31.12.2018) and community football service for not immediately and voluntarily informing UEFA if approached in connection with activities aimed at influencing in an unlawful or undue manner the course and/or result of a match or competition - Luke Montebello: Art. 12 (2) (d) DR: 12 months (until 31.12.2018) and community football service for not immediately and voluntarily informing UEFA if approached in connection with activities aimed at influencing in an unlawful or undue manner the course and/or result of a match or competition - Matthew Cremona: The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body decided to close the disciplinary proceedings opened against Mr Cremona. Consequently, the player is allowed to participate in any football activities. UEFA takes this opportunity to re-iterate its commitment to rid football of the scourge of match-fixing ─ described by UEFA President Aleksander Čeferin as "a disease that attacks football’s very core”.
The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) has announced the following decision: Match: UEFA Champions League group stage match between RSC Anderlecht and FC Bayern München (1-2), played on 22 November in Belgium. Charges against FC Bayern München: - Throwing of objects - Art. 16 (2) of the Disciplinary Regulations (DR) - Illicit banner - Art. 16 (2) DR The CEDB has decided to fine FC Bayern München € 20,000. - - - - - Match: UEFA Champions League group stage match between FC Spartak Moskva and NK Maribor (1-1), played on 21 November in Russia. Charges against FC Spartak Moskva: - Setting off of fireworks - Art. 16 (2) of the Disciplinary Regulations (DR) The CEDB has decided to fine FC Spartak Moskva € 3,000. - - - - - Match: UEFA Europa League group stage match between FC Zenit and FK Vardar (2-1), played on 23 November in Russia. Charges against FC Zenit: - Racist behaviour – Art. 14 of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations - Setting off fireworks – Art. 16 (2) DR The CEDB has decided: - to order the partial closure of the FC Zenit Stadium during the next UEFA competition match in which FC Zenit would play as the host club. In particular, the club shall close the entire sector where the discriminatory banner was displayed. In this regard, FC Zenit is ordered to inform UEFA about the exact sector at the earliest opportunity, at the latest ten days before the next home match; - to order FC Zenit to put on display a banner with the wording “#EqualGame” and the UEFA logo on it. The banner shall be displayed in the above mentioned location; - to fine FC Zenit € 10,000.

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