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by UEFA - 12/06/2013

The UEFA Appeals Body has announced the following decision:

Match: UEFA Europa League group stage match between Vitória SC and Eintracht Frankfurt (0-1), played on 3 October in Portugal

Decision:

The appeal lodged by Eintracht Frankfurt has been rejected. Consequently, the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body’s decision of 17 October 2019 is confirmed.

The UEFA Appeals Body has announced the following decision:

Match: UEFA European Qualifiers match between Serbia and Portugal (2-4), played on 7 September

Decision:
The appeal lodged by the Football Association of Serbia has been rejected. Consequently, the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body’s decision of 17 October 2019 is confirmed.

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Europa League match between Celtic FC and S.S. Lazio (2-1), played on 24 October in Scotland.

Charges against Celtic FC:
- Illicit banner - Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
- Illicit chants - Art. 16 (2) DR

Charges against S.S. Lazio:
- Illicit chants – Art. 16 (2) DR

These cases will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body at its next meeting on 21 November.

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

Match: UEFA European Qualifiers match between Bulgaria and England (0-6), played on 14 October 2019.
 
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

Decision:

The Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has decided:
 
- to order the Bulgarian Football Union to play behind closed doors the next two (2) matches that will be played by its A representative team as host association in a UEFA competition, the second of which being suspended during a probationary period of two (2) years as from the date of the present decision, for the racist behaviour of its supporters.

- to order the Bulgarian Football Union to implement the following directive in the next two (2) UEFA competition matches which the association will play as the host association: to display a banner with the wording “NO TO RACISM”, with the UEFA logo on it.

- to fine the Bulgarian Football Union €75,000 for the racist behaviour of its supporters and the throwing of objects.

- to fine the Bulgarian Football Union €10,000 for causing disturbance during a national anthem.

- to warn the Bulgarian Football Union for the replays on giant screen.
  
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
 
Decision:

The Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has decided:
 
- to fine the English Football Association €5,000 for causing disturbance during a national anthem.
 
The charge relating to the insufficient number of travelling stewards will be dealt with by the Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body at its next meeting on 21 November, as the English Football Association requested an extension of the deadline to present their defence in this respect.

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Champions League match between Club Brugge and Paris Saint-Germain (0-5), played on 22 October in Belgium.

Charges against Club Brugge:
- Stairways blocked - Art. 38 of the UEFA Safety & Security Regulations

Charges against Paris Saint-Germain:
- Setting off of fireworks – Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
- Throwing of objects - 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 Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) has announced the following decision:

Match: UEFA Champions League group stage match between Galatasaray A.Ş. and Paris Saint-Germain (0-1), played on 1 October in Turkey

Charges against Paris Saint-Germain:
- Setting off of fireworks – Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations

Decision:
The Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has decided to fine Paris Saint-Germain €5,750.

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

Match: UEFA European Qualifiers match between Serbia and Portugal (2-4), played on 7 September

Charges against Football Association of Serbia:
- Field invasions by supporters - Art. 16 (2) (a) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations
- Setting off of fireworks - Art. 16 (2) (c) DR
- Racist behaviour - Art. 14 DR
- Illicit chants - Art. 16 (2) (e) DR
- Late kick-off - Art. 11 (2) (h) DR
- Late kick-off - coach Ljubiša Tumbaković - Art. 11 (2) (h) DR

Decision:
The Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has decided:
- to order the Football Association of Serbia to play their next two (2) UEFA competition matches as host association behind closed doors, the second of which is suspended during a probationary period of one (1) year, for the racist behavior of its supporters. The Serbian FA is ordered to display a banner with the wording “#EqualGame”, with the UEFA logo on it, in the next UEFA competition match which they will play as the host association;
- to fine the Football Association of Serbia €33,250 for other charges;
- to warn the Football Association of Serbia coach Ljubiša Tumbaković for the late kick-off.

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

Match: 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)

Decision:
The Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has decided to close proceedings against Real Madrid CF for the late kick-off.

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

Decision:
The Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has decided to suspend Club Brugge player Rudy Vormer for three (3) UEFA competition matches for which he would be otherwise eligible, for receiving a second caution in the same match and directing abusive language at a match official.

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

Match: 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

Decision:
The Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has decided:
- to fine Vitória SC €50,000;
- to warn the Vitória SC coach, Ivo Viera, for the late kick-off.

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

Decision:
The Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has decided:
- to order the enforcement of the suspended disciplinary measure imposed by the CEDB in its decision of 10 January 2019, i.e. to ban Eintracht Frankfurt from selling tickets to its away supporters for its next (1) UEFA competition match, in accordance with Article 26 (3) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations;
- to ban Eintracht Frankfurt from selling tickets to its away supporters for one (1) additional UEFA competition match, for crowd disturbances, acts of damages and throwing of objects;
- to order Eintracht Frankfurt to contact Vitória SC within 30 days for the settlement of the damages caused by its supporters;
- to warn Eintracht Frankfurt for the late kick-off.

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Match: 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

Decision:
The Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has decided:
- to fine AFC Ajax €50,000 and to order the enforcement of the suspended disciplinary measure imposed by the CEDB in its decision of 22 November 2018, for the acts of damages and crowd disturbances, i.e. to ban AFC Ajax from selling tickets to its away supporters for its next (1) UEFA competition match, in accordance with Article 26 (3) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations;
- to ban AFC Ajax from selling tickets to its away supporters for one (1) additional UEFA competition match for the acts of damages and crowd disturbances. The ban from selling tickets to its away supporters for this additional match is suspended for a probationary period of one (1) year;
- to order AFC Ajax to contact Valencia CF within 30 days for the settlement of the damages caused by its supporters;
- to fine AFC Ajax €18,000 for the improper conduct of the team.

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Match: 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

Decision:
The Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has decided to fine SK Slavia Praha €26,000.

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

Decision:
The Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has decided:
- to fine Borussia Dortmund €29,875;
- to order Borussia Dortmund to contact SK Slavia Praha within 30 days for the settlement of the damages caused by its supporters.

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Match: 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

Decision:
The Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has decided to fine Celtic FC €12,000.

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Match: 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)

Decision:
The Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has decided to fine Liverpool FC €10,000.

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

Decision:
The Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has decided to fine FC Salzburg €3,250.

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Match: 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)

Decision:
The Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has decided to fine Manchester City FC €15,750.

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

Decision:
The Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has decided:
- to ban GNK Dinamo from selling tickets to its away supporters for its next (1) UEFA competition match and to fine GNK Dinamo €20’000 for the act of damages and the throwing of objects. The ban from selling tickets to its away supporters is suspended for a probationary period of one (1) year;
- to order GNK Dinamo to contact Manchester City FC within 30 days for the settlement of the damages caused by its supporters.

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Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA European Qualifiers match between Kosovo and Montenegro (2-0), played on 14 October.

Charges against Football Federation of Kosovo:
- Throwing of object - Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)

Charges against Football Association of Montenegro:
- Throwing of objects - Art. 16 (2) DR
- Crowd disturbances - Art. 16 (2) DR

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

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 UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body will deal with this case at its meeting on 28 October.

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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.

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