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by UEFA - 12/06/2013

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

Match: UEFA Champions League group stage match between FC Barcelona and Tottenham Hotspur FC (1-1), played on 11 December 2018 in Spain.

Charges against FC Barcelona:

- Insufficient organisation - Art. 11 (1) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)

Decision: The Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has decided to fine FC Barcelona €20,000 for the insufficient organisation.

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Match: UEFA Champions League quarter-final first leg match between AFC Ajax and Juventus Football Club (1-1), played on 10 April in the Netherlands.

Charges against AFC Ajax:

- Throwing of objects - Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
- Crowd disturbances - Art. 16 (2) DR
- Stairways blocked - Art. 38 of the UEFA Safety and Security Regulations

Decision: The Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has decided to fine AFC Ajax €52,500 for all the above-mentioned incidents.

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Match: UEFA Europa League quarter-final second leg match between Eintracht Frankfurt and SL Benfica (2-0), played on 18 April in Germany.

Charges against SL Benfica:

- Setting off fireworks - Art. 16 (2) (c) DR
- Late kick-off - Art. 11 (2) (h) DR
- Repeated protest against the referee’s orders (Bruno Lager) - Art. 15 (1) (a) DR

Decision: The Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has decided:

- to suspend the SL Benfica coach Bruno Lager for one (1) UEFA competition match in which he would otherwise participate for repeated protests against the referee’s orders.
- to warn SL Benfica and the coach for the late kick-off.
- to fine SL Benfica €1,000 for setting off fireworks.


Charges against Eintracht Frankfurt:

- Stairways blocked – Art. 38 Safety & Security Regulations
- Attempted field invasion by supporters - Art. 16 (2) (a) DR
- Acts of damages - Art. 16 (2) (f) DR

Decision: The Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has decided to fine Eintracht Frankfurt €34,000 for the above-mentioned incidents.

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Match: UEFA Champions League semi-final first leg match between Tottenham Hotspur FC and AFC Ajax (0-1), played on 30 April in England.

Charges against Tottenham Hotspur FC:

- Late kick-off - Art. 11 (2) (h) DR
- Improper conduct of officials - Art. 11 (2) (h) DR

Decision: The Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has decided:

- to fine Tottenham Hotspur FC €10,000 for the late kick-off.
- to suspend the Tottenham Hotspur FC coach Mauricio Pochettino for one (1) UEFA  competition  match  in  which  he  would  otherwise  participate, for the late kick-off. The suspension is deferred for a probation period of one year.
Therefore, the coach is currently not suspended for any UEFA competition matches.

Charges against AFC Ajax:

- Late kick-off - Art. 11 (2) (h) DR
- Improper conduct of officials - Art. 11 (2) (h) DR

Decision: The Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has decided to warn AFC Ajax and the head coach Erik Ten Hag for the late kick-off.

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Match: UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg match between FC Porto and Liverpool FC (1-4), played on 17 April in Portugal.

Charges against FC Porto:

- Stairways blocked – Art. 38 Safety & Security Regulations
- Setting off fireworks - Art. 16 (2) (c) DR
- Late kick-off - Art. 11 (2) (h) DR
- Being responsible for a late kick-off (Sergio Conceição) - Art. 11 (2) (h) DR

Decision: The Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has decided:

-to fine FC Porto €42,500 for the blocking of stairways, setting off fireworks and the late kick-off.
-to suspend the FC Porto coach Sergio Conceição for one (1) UEFA competition match in which he would otherwise participate, for being responsible for a late kick-off.

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Match: UEFA Champions League quarter-final first leg match between Tottenham Hotspur FC and Manchester City FC (1-0), played on 9 April in England.

Charges against Tottenham Hotspur FC:

- Field invasion by supporters - Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations

Decision: The Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has decided:

-to fine Tottenham Hotspur FC €5,000 for the pitch invasion.

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

Matches: UEFA European Qualifiers Group B matches between Luxembourg and Ukraine (1-2) played on 25 March 2019, and between Portugal and Ukraine (0-0), played on 22 March 2019

Incident:
- Protests lodged by the Luxembourg Football Federation and the Portuguese Football Federation, in relation to the eligibility of Ukraine’s player Júnior Moraes in the above-mentioned matches - Art. 57 (1) (a) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations

Decision:

The CEDB has decided:
- to reject the protest lodged by the Luxembourg Football Federation;
- to reject the protest lodged by the Portuguese Football Federation.

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

Match: European Qualifiers group A match between Montenegro and England (1-5), played on 25 March

Charges against Montenegro:
- Setting off of fireworks - Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations
- Throwing of objects - Art. 16 (2) DR
- Racist behaviour - Art. 14 DR
- Crowd disturbances - Art. 16 (2) DR
- Stairways blocked - Art. 38 of the UEFA Safety and Security Regulations

Decision:

The CEDB has decided:
- to order the Football Association of Montenegro to play its next (1) UEFA competition match as a host association behind closed doors for the racist behaviour of its supporters;
- to order the Football Association of Montenegro to display a banner with the wording “#EqualGame”, with the UEFA logo on it, in the next UEFA competition match which the association shall play as the host;
- to fine the Football Association of Montenegro €20,000 for other charges.

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Match: European Qualifiers group E match between Slovakia and Hungary (2:0), played on 21 March

Charges against Slovakia:
- Stairways blocked - Art. 38 of the UEFA Safety and Security Regulations
- Crowd disturbances - Art. 16 (2) DR
- Throwing of objects - Art. 16 (2) DR
- Illicit chants - Art. 16 (2) DR

Decision:

The CEDB has decided to fine the Slovak Football Association €43,000.

Charges against Hungary:
- Setting off fireworks - Art. 16 (2) DR
- Acts of damages - Art. 16 (2) DR
- Racist behaviour - Art. 14 DR
- Throwing of objects – Art. 16 (2) DR

Decision:

The CEDB has decided:
- to order the partial closure of the Hungarian Football Federation’s stadium during the next (1) UEFA competition match in which the Hungarian Football Federation would play as the host association. The Hungarian Football Federation shall inform at least 30 days prior to the match the sectors to be closed, which shall at least comprehend 3,000 seats;
- to order the Hungarian Football Federation to display a banner with the wording “#EqualGame”, with the UEFA logo on it. The banner shall be covering the entire sector(s) to be closed;
- to fine the Hungarian Football Federation €5,000 for the acts of damages done by its supporters. The Hungarian Football Federation is ordered to contact the Slovak Football Association within 30 days for the settlement of the damages caused by its supporters;
- to fine the Hungarian Football Federation €18,500 for other charges.

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Match: UEFA Champions League Round of 16 second leg match between Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United FC (1-3), played on 6 March in France

Charges against Paris Saint-Germain:
- Player Neymar Junior - Insulting/molesting acts against match official - Art. 15 (1) (d) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations

Decision:

The CEDB has decided to suspend the Paris Saint-Germain player Neymar Junior for three (3) UEFA competition matches for which he would be otherwise eligible, for insulting match officials.

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Match: UEFA Europa League Round of 16 second-leg match between FC Dynamo Kyiv and Chelsea FC (0-5), played on 14 March in Ukraine

Charges against FC Dynamo Kyiv:
- Setting off fireworks - Art. 16 (2) DR
- Field invasions by supporters - Art. 16 (2) DR
- Use of laser pointer - Art. 16 (2) DR
- Throwing of objects - Art. 16 (2) DR
- Kit infringement - Art. 41.01 of the UEFA Equipment Regulations
- Stairways blocked – Art. 38 of the UEFA Safety and Security Regulations

Decision:

The CEDB has decided to fine FC Dynamo Kyiv €60,000.

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Match: UEFA Champions League Round of 16 match between FC Bayern München and Liverpool FC (1-3), played on 13 March in Germany
 
Charges against FC Bayern München:
- Stairways blocked - Art. 38 of the UEFA Safety and Security Regulations
- Illicit banner - Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations
- Kit infringement - Art. 55.01 of the UEFA Champions League Regulations & Art. 28 of the UEFA Equipment Regulations

Decision:

The CEDB has decided:
- to fine FC Bayern München €12,000 for the blocking of stairways;
- to warn FC Bayern München for the kit infringement;
- to close the disciplinary proceedings against FC Bayern München for displaying illicit banners.

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Match: European Qualifiers group J match between Bosnia and Herzegovina and Greece (2:2), played on 26 March

Charges against Bosnia and Herzegovina:
- Player Miralem Pjanić - direct red card  - Art. 15 DR

Decision:

The CEDB has decided to suspend the Football Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina player Miralem Pjanić for two (2) UEFA competition matches for which he would be otherwise eligible, for rough play.

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Match: European Qualifiers group A match between England and Czech Republic (5:0), played on 22 March

Charges against Czech Republic:
- Late kick-off – Art. 11 (2) (h) DR
- Improper conduct of coach Jaroslav Šilhavý – Art. 11 (2) (h) DR

Decision:

The CEDB has decided:
- to suspend the Football Association of Czech Republic coach Jaroslav Šilhavý for one (1) UEFA competition match in which he would otherwise participate, for the late kick-off. Said suspension is deferred for a probationary period of one year;
- to fine the Football Association of Czech Republic €10,000.

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Match: UEFA Europa League Round of 16 match between Villarreal CF and Football Club Zenit (2-1), played on 14 March in Spain
 
Charges against Football Club Zenit:
- Acts of damages - Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations

Decision:

The CEDB has decided to fine Football Club Zenit €10,000 for the acts of damages done by its supporters. Football Club Zenit is ordered to contact Villarreal CF within 30 days for the settlement of the damages caused by its supporters.

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Match: European Qualifiers group D match between Republic of Ireland and Georgia (1-0), played on 26 March

Charges against Republic of Ireland:
- Throwing of objects - Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations

Decision:

The CEDB has decided to fine the Football Association of Ireland €10,000.

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Match: UEFA Champions League Round of 16 match between Manchester City FC and FC Schalke 04 (7-0), played on 12 March in England
 
Charges against FC Schalke 04:
- Act of damages - Art. 16 (2) DR

Decision:

The CEDB has decided to fine FC Schalke 04 €5,000 for the acts of damages done by its supporters. FC Schalke 04 is ordered to contact Manchester City FC within 30 days for the settlement of the damages caused by its supporters.

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Champions League quarter-final first leg match between AFC Ajax and Juventus Football Club (1-1), played on 10 April in the Netherlands

Charges against AFC Ajax:
- Throwing of objects - Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
- Crowd disturbances - Art. 16 (2) DR
- Stairways blocked - Art. 38 of the UEFA Safety and Security Regulations

The case will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 16 May.

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Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Champions League quarter-final first leg match between Tottenham Hotspur FC and Manchester City FC (1-0), played on 9 April in England

Charges against Tottenham Hotspur FC:
- Field invasion by supporters - Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations

The case will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 16 May.

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

Match: UEFA Europa League Round of 16 match between GNK Dinamo and SL Benfica (1-0), played on 7 March in Croatia

Charges against GNK Dinamo:
- Racist behaviour – Art. 14 (DR) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
- Setting of fireworks – Art. 16 (2)
- Throwing of objects - Art. 16 (2) DR
- Stairways blocked - Art. 38 of the UEFA Safety and Security Regulations

Decision:

The CEDB has decided:
- to order GNK Dinamo to play their next two (2) UEFA competition matches as a host club behind closed doors, and to fine Croatian club €20,000 for the racist behaviour of its supporters. The second match as host behind closed doors is deferred for a probationary period of two (2) years;
- to fine GNK Dinamo €47,000 for the other charges.

Charges against SL Benfica:
- Late kick-off – Art. 11 (2) (h) DR

Decision:

The CEDB has decided to close the disciplinary proceedings against the club for the late kickoff.

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Match: UEFA Europa League Round of 32 match between FC Dynamo Kyiv and Olympiacos FC (1-0), played on 21 February in Ukraine

Charges against FC Dynamo Kyiv:
- Throwing of objects - Art. 16 (2) DR
- Setting off of fireworks - Art. 16 (2) DR
- Field invasion by supporters - Art. 16 (2) DR
- Stairways blocked - Art. 38 of the UEFA Safety and Security Regulations

Decision:

The CEDB has decided:
- to order the partial closure of the FC Dynamo Kyiv Stadium (i.e. its sectors 41 until 62) during the next (1) UEFA competition match in which Ukranian club would play as the host;
- to order FC Dynamo Kyiv to display a banner with the wording “#EqualGame”, with the UEFA logo on it.

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Match: UEFA Europa League Round of 32 first leg match between Malmö FF and Chelsea FC (1-2), played on 14 February in Sweden

Charges against Malmö FF:
- Setting off of fireworks - Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations
- Throwing of objects - Art. 16 (2) DR

Decision:

The CEDB has decided to fine Malmö FF €58,000.

Charges against Chelsea FC:
- Throwing of objects - Art. 16 (2) DR
- Field invasions by supporters - Art. 16 (2) DR

Decision:

The CEDB has decided to fine Chelsea FC €13,000.

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

Match: UEFA Europa League Round of 16 first leg match between Eintracht Frankfurt and FC Internazionale Milano (0-0), played on 7 March in Germany

Charges against Eintracht Frankfurt:
- Head coach Adi Hütter - dismissal from the bench - Art. 15 (1) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
- Stairways blocked – Art. 38 of the UEFA Safety and Security Regulations

Decision:

The CEDB has decided:
- to suspend the Eintracht Frankfurt head coach Adolf Hütter for one (1) UEFA competition match for which he would be otherwise eligible for unsporting conduct. Mr. Hütter has already served this ban during their UEFA Europa League Round of 16 second leg match against FC Internazionale Milano on played on 12 March in Italy (0-1);
- to fine Eintracht Frankfurt €16,000.

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Match: UEFA Europa League Round of 16 first leg match between Stade Rennais FC and Arsenal FC (3-1), played on 7 March in France

Charges against Stade Rennais FC:
- Field invasion by supporters - Art. 16 (2) DR
- Setting off of fireworks - Art. 16 (2) DR
- Stairways blocked - Art. 38 of the UEFA Safety and Security Regulations

Decision:

The CEDB has decided to fine Stade Rennais €44,000.

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Match: UEFA Champions League Round of 16 second leg match between FC Porto and AS Roma (3-1), played on 6 March in Portugal

Charges against FC Porto:
- Setting of fireworks – Art. 16 (2) DR
- Illicit banner – Art. 16 (2) DR
- Stairways blocked - Art. 38 of the UEFA Stadium & Security Regulations
- Insufficient organisation - Art. 43 (3) of UEFA Stadium & Security Regulations

Decision:

The CEDB has decided to fine FC Porto €28,500.

Charges against AS Roma:
- Acts of damages - Art. 16 (2) DR

Decision:

The CEDB has decided to fine AS Roma €5,000 for acts of damages. AS Roma is ordered to contact FC Porto within 30 days for the settlement of the damages caused by its supporters.

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

Match: UEFA Europa League Round of 32 first leg match between FC Shakhtar Donetsk and Eintracht Frankfurt (2-2), played on 14 February in Ukraine

Charges against FC Shakhtar Donetsk:
- Setting off fireworks - Art. 16 (2) (c) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations
- Racist behaviour - Art. 14 DR

Decision:

The CEDB has decided to:
- to order the partial closure of the FC Shakhtar Donetsk stadium during the next (1) UEFA competition match in which the Ukrainian club would play as the host. In particular, FC Shakhtar Donetsk shall close sector 13 of the North Stand, for the racist behaviour of its supporters;
- to order FC Shakhtar Donetsk to implement the following directive in the next UEFA competition match which the club shall play as the host club: to display a banner with the wording “#EqualGame”, with the UEFA logo on it. The banner shall be covering the entire sector 13;
- to fine FC Shakhtar Donetsk €10,000 for setting off fireworks.

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Match: UEFA Europa League Round of 32 second leg match between Sevilla FC and S.S. Lazio (2-0), played on 20 February in Spain

Charges against S.S. Lazio:
- Racist behaviour - Art. 14 DR
- Assaulting another player (Adam Marušić) – Art. 15 (1) (e) DR

Decision:

The CEDB has decided to:
- to order the partial closure of the S.S. Lazio stadium during the next (1) UEFA competition match in which the Italian club would play as the host. The S.S. Lazio shall inform at least 30 days prior to the match, the sector(s) to be closed, which shall at least comprehend 3,000 seats;
- to order S.S. Lazio to implement the following directive in the next UEFA competition match which the club shall play as the host club: to display a banner with the wording “#EqualGame”, with the UEFA logo on it. The banner shall be covering the entire sector(s) to be closed;
- to fine S.S. Lazio €20,000;
- to suspend player Adam Marušic for assaulting another player for three (3) UEFA competition matches for which he would be otherwise eligible.

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Match: UEFA Europa League Round of 32 first leg match between SK Slavia Praha and KRC Genk (0-0), played on 14 February in the Czech Republic

Charges against SK Slavia Praha:
- Setting off fireworks - Art. 16 (2) (c) DR
- Throwing of objects - Art. 16 (2) (b) DR
- Crowd disturbances - Art. 16 (2) (h) DR
- Stairways blocked – Art. 38 of the UEFA Safety & Security Regulations

Decision:

The CEDB has decided to:
- to order the partial closure of the SK Slavia Praha stadium (i.e. its sectors 6, 7 and 8) during the next (1) UEFA competition match in which the Czech Republic club would play as the host;
- to fine SK Slavia Praha €32,000.

Charges against KRC Genk:
- Setting off fireworks - Art. 16 (2) (c) DR
- Throwing of objects - Art. 16 (2) (b) DR

Decision:

The CEDB has decided to fine KRC Genk €20,000.

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Match: UEFA Europa League Round of 16 second leg match between FC Internazionale Milano and Eintracht Frankfurt, played on 12 March in Italy

Charges against FC Internazionale Milano:
- Setting off fireworks - Art. 16 (2) (c) DR
- Stairways blocked – Art. 38 of the UEFA Safety & Security Regulations

Decision:

The CEDB has decided to fine F.C. Internazionale Milano €15,500.

Charges against Eintracht Frankfurt:
- Setting off fireworks - Art. 16 (2) (c) DR
- Throwing of objects - Art. 16 (2) (b) DR

Decision:

The CEDB has decided to:
- to extend the probationary period imposed on Eintracht Frankfurt, pertaining to the ban from selling tickets to the club’s away supporters for its next (1) UEFA competition match, from two (2) years to three (3) years;
- to fine Eintracht Frankfurt €50,000.

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Match: UEFA Europa League Round of 16 first leg match between Sevilla FC and SK Slavia Praha (2-2), played on 7 March in Spain

Charges against SK Slavia Praha:
- Assistant coach Zdenek Houstecky - dismissal from the bench - Art. 15 (1) (a) DR

Decision:

The CEDB has decided to suspend the SK Slavia Praha assistant coach Zdenek Houstecky for two (2) UEFA competition matches in which he would otherwise participate. The coach has already served one match and will therefore be suspended for the next match for which he would be otherwise eligible.

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Match: UEFA Champions League Round of 16 second leg match between Real Madrid CF and AFC Ajax (1-4), played on 5 March in Spain

Charges against AFC Ajax:
- Throwing of objects - Art. 16 (2) DR
- Acts of damages - Art. 16 (2) DR

Decision:

The CEDB has decided to:
- to fine AFC Ajax €15,000 for the throwing of objects;
- to fine AFC Ajax €8,000 for acts of damages. AFC Ajax is ordered to contact Real Madrid CF within 30 days for the settlement of the damages caused by its supporters.

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Match: UEFA Champions League Round of 16 first leg match between Olympique Lyonnais and FC Barcelona (0-0), played on 19 February in France

Charges against Olympique Lyonnais:
- Stairways blocked - Art. 38 of the UEFA Safety and Security Regulations

Decision:

The CEDB has decided to fine Olympique Lyonnais €28,000.

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

Decision:

The CEDB has decided to fine FC Barcelona €1,500.

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Match: UEFA Europa League Round of 32 match between Chelsea FC and Malmö FF (2-0), played on 21 February in England

Charges against Chelsea FC:
- Field invasion by supporters - Art. 16 (2) DR

Decision:

The CEDB has decided to fine Chelsea FC €5,000.

Charges against Malmö FF:
- Setting off of fireworks - Art. 16 (2) DR

Decision:

The CEDB has decided to fine Malmö FF €12,500.

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Match: UEFA Champions League Round of 16 first leg match between FC Schalke 04 and Manchester City FC (2-3), played on 20 February in Germany

Charges against FC Schalke 04:
- Throwing of objects - Art. 16 (2) DR

Decision:

The CEDB has decided to fine FC Schalke 04 €2,000.

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the European Qualifiers group D match between Republic of Ireland and Georgia (1-0), played on 26 March

Charges against Republic of Ireland:
- Throwing of objects - Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations

The case will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary on 16 May.

Matches: UEFA European Qualifiers Luxembourg vs. Ukraine (1:2) played on 25 March 2019 & UEFA European Qualifiers Portugal vs. Ukraine (0:0) played on 22 March 2019.
 
Following a protest lodged by the Luxembourg Football Federation and the Portuguese Football Federation, disciplinary proceedings have been instigated in accordance with Article 55 of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations.
 
Incident - Protest (Art. 55 (1) (b) DR) in relation to the eligibility of Ukraine’s player Júnior Moraes in the above-mentioned matches.
 
The protest has been submitted to the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body that will decide on the matter on the occasion of its next meeting on 25 April.

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the European Qualifiers group A match between Montenegro and England (1-5), played on 25 March in Montenegro.

Charges against Montenegro:
- Setting off of fireworks - Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations
- Throwing of objects - Art. 16 (2) DR
- Racist behaviour - Art. 14 DR
- Crowd disturbances - Art. 16 (2) DR
- Stairways blocked - Art. 38 of the UEFA Safety and Security Regulations

The case will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary on 16 May.

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