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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 group stage match between S.S. Lazio and Stade Rennais FC (2-1), played on 3 October in Italy

Charges against S.S. Lazio:
- Racist behaviour - Art. 14 of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)

Decision:
The Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has decided:
- to order the partial closure of the S.S. Lazio stadium during the next (1) UEFA competition match in which S.S. Lazio will play as the host club. In particular, the Italian club shall close the sectors 46, 47, 48 and 49 (lower and upper ranks) of the stadium. S.S. Lazio is also ordered to display a banner with the wording “#EqualGame”, with the UEFA logo on it, covering the lower ranks of the aforementioned sectors of the stadium;
- to order S.S. Lazio to play one (1) additional UEFA competition match as host club behind closed doors. This sanction is suspended during a probationary period of one (1) year;
- to fine S.S. Lazio €20,000.

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA European Qualifiers match between Bulgaria and England (0-6), played on 14 October.

Charges against Bulgarian Football Union:
- Racist behaviour - Art. 14 of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
- Throwing of objects - Art. 16 (2) (b) DR
- Disruption of national anthem - Art. 16 (2) (g) DR
- Replays on giant screen - Art. 42 of the UEFA Safety and Security Regulations
 
Charges against English Football Association:
- Disruption of national anthem - Art. 16 (2) DR
- Insufficient number of travelling stewards - Art. 24 (2) of the UEFA Safety and Security Regulations

The case will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body with the date of the meeting yet to be confirmed.

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Matches: Turkey-Albania and France-Turkey - Disciplinary investigation initiated

An Ethics and Disciplinary Inspector has been appointed to initiate disciplinary investigations with regard to potential provocative political behaviour by players of the national team of the Turkish Football Federation on the occasion of the 2020 European Championship Qualifying Round matches played against the national team of the Football Association of Albania on 11 October 2019 and the national team of the French Football Federation on 14 October 2019, respectively.

Information in respect of this investigation will be made available in due course.

The UEFA Appeals Body has announced the following decisions:

Match: UEFA Europa League play-off round second-leg match between Eintracht Frankfurt and Racing Club de Strasbourg (3-0), played on 29 August in Germany

Decision:

The appeal lodged by Eintracht Frankfurt has been partially upheld. Consequently, the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body’s decision of 19 September 2019 is amended as follows:

- to suspend the Eintracht Frankfurt player Ante Rebic for four (4) UEFA competition matches for which he would be otherwise eligible, for rough play and insulting a match official. The suspension for the fourth UEFA competition match is suspended during a probationary period of two (2) years.

The CEDB had decided:

- to fine Eintracht Frankfurt €20,000 and to order the partial closure of the Eintracht Frankfurt stadium (i.e. its sector 4c) during the next (1) UEFA competition match in which the German club would play as the host club, for the throwing of objects;
- to fine Eintracht Frankfurt €24,000 for the blocking of stairways;
- to suspend the Eintracht Frankfurt player Ante Rebić for five (5) UEFA competition matches for which he would be otherwise eligible, for serious rough play and insulting a match official;
- to suspend the Eintracht Frankfurt official Bruno Hübner for two (2) UEFA competition matches for which he would be otherwise participate, for abusive language at a match official;
- to warn Eintracht Frankfurt for the improper conduct of the team.

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Match: UEFA Europa League play-off round first-leg match between ŠK Slovan Bratislava and PAOK FC (1-0), played on 22 August in Slovakia

Decision:

The appeal lodged by ŠK Slovan Bratislava has been dismissed. Consequently, the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body’s decision of 30 August 2019 has been confirmed.

The CEDB had decided:

- to order ŠK Slovan Bratislava to play (1) UEFA competition match as host club behind closed doors and fine the Slovak club €50,000 for the racist behaviour of its supporters (chants, banner). The club is ordered to display a banner with the wording “#EqualGame”, with the UEFA logo on it;

- to fine ŠK Slovan Bratislava €41,750 for the blocking of stairways, throwing of objects, invasion of the field of play and insufficient organisation.

Following this decision, the next UEFA competition home match to be played behind closed doors will be the UEFA Europa League group stage match between ŠK Slovan Bratislava and Wolverhampton Wanderers FC on 24 October.

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

Match: UEFA Champions League group stage match between FK Crvena zvezda and Olympiacos FC (3-1), played on 1 October in Serbia

Charges against Olympiacos FC:
- Racist behaviour (banner) - Art. 14 of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations

Decision:
The Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has decided to close the disciplinary proceedings against Olympiacos FC.

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Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Europa League group stage match between Celtic FC and CFR 1907 Cluj (2-0), played on 3 October in Scotland

Charges against Celtic FC:
- Setting off of fireworks - Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations

The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body will deal with this case at its meeting on 17 October.

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Europa League group stage match between Vitória SC and Eintracht Frankfurt (0-1), played on 3 October in Portugal.

Charges against Vitória SC:
- Setting off of fireworks - Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
- Throwing of objects - Art. 16 (2) DR
- Late Kick-off - Art. 16 (2) DR

Charges against Eintracht Frankfurt:
- Throwing of objects - Art. 16 (2) DR
- Crowd disturbances - Art. 16 (2) DR
- Act of damages - Art. 16 (2) DR
- Late Kick-off - Art. 11 (2) DR

The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body will deal with this case at its meeting on 17 October.

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Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Europa League group stage match between S.S. Lazio and Stade Rennais FC (2-1), played on 3 October in Italy.

Charges against S.S. Lazio:
- Racist behaviour - Art. 14 of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)

The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body will deal with this case at its meeting on 17 October.

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Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Europa League group stage match between Malmö FF and F.C. Copenhagen (1-1), played on 3 October in Sweden.

Charges against Malmö FF:
- Setting off of fireworks - Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
- Throwing of objects - Art. 16 (2) DR
- Stairways blocked - Art. 38 of the UEFA Safety and Security Regulations

Charges against F.C. Copenhagen:
- Setting off of fireworks - Art. 16 (2) DR
- Illicit banner - Art. 16 (2) DR

The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body will deal with this case at its meeting on 21 November.

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The UEFA Appeals Body has announced the following decision:

Match: UEFA European Qualifiers match between Hungary and Slovakia (1:2), played on 9 September

The appeal lodged by the Hungarian Football Federation has been rejected. Consequently, the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body’s decision of 19 September 2019 is confirmed.

The CEDB had decided:
- to order the Hungarian Football Federation to play its next UEFA competition match as host association behind closed doors, for the racist behaviour of its supporters. The next UEFA competition home match is Hungary vs Azerbaijan on Sunday 13 October 2019;
- to fine the Hungarian Football Federation €67,125.

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Champions League group stage match between Valencia CF and AFC Ajax (0-3), played on 2 October in Spain.

Charges against AFC Ajax:
- Acts of damages - Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
- Crowd disturbances - Art. 16 (2) DR
- Improper conduct of the team - Art. 15 (4) DR

The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body will deal with this case at its meeting on 17 October.

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Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Champions League group stage match between SK Slavia Praha and Borussia Dortmund (0-2), played on 2 October in the Czech Republic.

Charges against SK Slavia Praha:
- Stairways blocked - Art. 38 of the UEFA Safety and Security Regulations

Charges against Borussia Dortmund:
- Throwing of objects - Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
- Setting off of fireworks - Art. 16 (2) DR
- Acts of damages - Art. 16 (2) DR

The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body will deal with this case at its meeting on 17 October.

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Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Champions League group stage match between Liverpool FC and FC Salzburg (4-3), played on 2 October in England.

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

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

The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body will deal with this case at its meeting on 17 October.

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Champions League group stage match between Manchester City FC and GNK Dinamo (2-0), played on 1 October in England.

Charges against Manchester City FC:
- Throwing of objects - Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary regulations (DR)

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

The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body will deal with this case at its meeting on 17 October.

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Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Champions League group stage match between FK Crvena zvezda and Olympiacos FC (3-1), played on 1 October in Serbia.

Charges against FK Crvena zvezda:
- Improper conduct of the team (5 cards or more) - Art. 15 (4) of the UEFA Disciplinary regulations (DR)

Charges against Olympiacos FC:
- Racist behaviour (banner) - Art. 14 DR
- Late kick-off - Art. 11 (2) DR

The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body will deal with this case at its next meeting on 7 October.

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Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Champions League group stage match between Real Madrid CF and Club Brugge (2-2), played on 1 October in Spain.

Charges against Real Madrid:
- Late kick-off - Art. 11 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)

Charges against Club Brugge:
- Abusive language towards a match official - player Rudy Vormer - Art. 15 (1) DR

The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body will deal with this case at its meeting on 17 October.

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

Match: UEFA Europa League group stage match between FC Porto and BSC Young Boys (2-1), played on 19 September in Portugal

Charges against FC Porto:
- Racist behaviour (chants) – Art. 14 of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations

Decision:
The Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has decided to close the disciplinary proceedings against FC Porto for racist behaviour.

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

Match: UEFA Champions League second qualifying round second-leg match between HJK Helsinki and FK Crvena zvezda (2:1), played on 31 July in Finland

Charges against FK Crvena zvezda:
- Racist behaviour - Art. 14 of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations

Decision:
The Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has decided to ban FK Crvena zvezda from selling tickets to its away supporters for its next (1) UEFA competition match the club will play as away team, and to fine the Serbian club €50,000 for the racist behavior of its supporters.

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Match: UEFA Europa League third qualifying round second-leg match between Trabzonspor AŞ and AC Sparta Praha (2:1), played on 15 August in Turkey

Charges against Trabzonspor AŞ:
- Throwing of objects - Art. 16 (2) (b) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations

Decision:
The Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has decided to fine Trabzonspor A.Ş. €50,000 and to order the partial closure of the Trabzonspor A.Ş. Stadium during the next (1) UEFA competition match in which the Turkish club will play as the host club, for the throwing of objects. Trabzonspor A.Ş. shall inform, as a matter of urgency, prior to the match, the sector(s) to be closed, which shall at least comprehend 5,000 seats and include the lower stand in sector J.

The UEFA Appeals Body has announced the following decision:

Match: UEFA European Qualifiers match between Hungary and Slovakia (1:2), played on 9 September

The appeal lodged by the Slovak Football Association has been upheld. Consequently, the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body’s decision of 19 September 2019 is amended as follows:

- The Slovak Football Association has been fined €15,000 for provocative political messages.

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