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Appeals Body

Published: Wednesday 1 May 2013, 12.03CET

UEFA's Appeals Body consists of a chairman, two vice-chairmen and nine other members.

The Appeals Body has jurisdiction to hear appeals against decisions of the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body, and to rule on particularly urgent cases referred to it directly by the chairman of the Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body.

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The chairman of the Appeals Body, one of its vice-chairmen or one of its members acting as ad hoc chairman, may take a decision as a judge sitting alone under clear factual and legal circumstances, in urgent or protest cases; if the requests of the parties and the ethics and disciplinary inspector are identical; in the case of clearly inadmissible appeals;  at the request of the parties and the ethics and disciplinary inspector; or in cases where the sanction imposed by the Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body is a fine of up to €50,000 or a suspension from playing or carrying out a function for up to three matches.

Chairman:
Pedro Tomás (Spain)

Vice-Chairmen:
Dr Levent Bıçakcı (Turkey)
Michael Joseph Maessen (Netherlands)

Members:
Björn Ahlberg (Sweden)
Gianluca D'Aloja (Italy)
Polly Handford (England)
Thomas Cayol (France)  
Thomas Hollerer (Austria)
Ivaylo Ivkov (Bulgaria)
Rainer Koch (Germany)
Urs Reinhard (Switzerland)
Olga Zhukovska (Ukraine)

Last updated: 15/11/18 17.07CET

Latest updates

Wednesday 6 June 2018 17.29CET

Match: 2017/18 Champions League semi-final: FC Bayern München - Real Madrid CF (1-2) Charges against FC Bayern München: - Field invasion – Art. 16 (2) of the Disciplinary Regulations (DR) - Illicit banner (message of an offensive nature) – Art 16 (2) DR Decision: The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary body has decided to fine FC Bayern München €25,000. --- Match: 2017/18 UEFA Champions League Round of 16: Beşiktaş JK - FC Bayern München (1-3) Charges against Beşiktaş JK: - Throwing of objects – Article 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR) - Insufficient organisation – Art. 16 (1) DR - Stairways blocked – Art. 38 of the Safety and Security Regulations Decision: The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary body has decided to fine Beşiktaş JK €34,000. The Turkish club has also a warning for the insufficient organisation. --- Match: 2017/18 UEFA Champions League Round of 16: AS Roma - FC Shakhtar Donetsk (1-0) Charges against AS Roma: - Setting off and throwing of fireworks – Article 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR) - Time wasting by ball boys – Art. 11 (1) DR - Illicit banner – Art. 16 (2) DR. Decision: The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary body has decided: - to fine AS Roma €7,000 for the setting off and throwing of fireworks. - to warn AS Roma for the infringement relating to the time wasting by ball boys. - to close the disciplinary proceedings opened for displaying an illicit banner.

Tuesday 5 June 2018 15.00CET

The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) has announced the following decisions: Match: 2017/18 UEFA Champions League quarter-final: Real Madrid CF - Juventus (1-3) Charges against Juventus: - Gianluigi Buffon - direct red card - Art. 15 of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR) - Gianluigi Buffon – general principles of conduct - Art 11 (2) (b) DR Decision The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has decided to suspend the Juventus player Gianluigi Buffon for three (3) UEFA competition matches for which he would be otherwise eligible. - - - - - Match: 2017/18 UEFA Champions League semi-final: Liverpool FC - AS Roma (5-2) Charges against AS Roma: - Crowd disturbances - Art. 16 (2) DR Decision The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has decided: - to fine AS Roma € 50’000; - to ban AS Roma from selling tickets to its supporters for the next two (2) UEFA competition matches which the club will play as the visiting team. The second match in which the Italian club will serve the ban from selling tickets is deferred under a probationary period of two (2) years. - - - - - Match: 2017/18 UEFA Europa League Round of 32: Athletic Club - FC Spartak Moskva (1-2) Charges against Athletic Club: - Insufficient organization - Article 16 (1) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR) - Setting off of fireworks – Art. 16 (2) (c) DR - Crowd disturbances – Art. 16 (2) (h) DR - Throwing of objects – Art. 16 (2) (b) DR Decision  The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has decided: - to fine Athletic Club € 40´000; - to order the partial closure of the Athletic Club Stadium during the next (1) UEFA competition match in which Athletic Club would play as the host club. The Spanish club shall inform at least 30 days prior to the match, the sector(s) to be closed, which shall comprehend at least 2´000 seats. Charges against FC Spartak Moskva: - Setting off of fireworks – Art. 16 (2) (c) DR - Crowd disturbances – Art. 16 (2) (h) DR - Throwing of objects – Art. 16 (2) (b) DR Decision The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has decided: - to fine FC Spartak Moskva €55,000; - to ban FC Spartak Moskva from selling tickets to its supporters for the next three (3) UEFA competition matches which the club will play as the visiting team. The third match in which the Russian club will serve a ban from selling tickets is deferred under a probationary period of two (2) years.

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