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by UEFA - 12/06/2013

1.FC Köln appeal

The UEFA Appeals Body met on 1 February following an appeal lodged by 1. FC Köln against the decision announced by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) on 27 October 2017 which had fined 1. FC Köln €60,000. The German club had been banned from selling tickets to its supporters for the next UEFA competition match which the club will play as the visiting team. This sanction was deferred for a probationary period of (2) two years. 1. FC Köln was also ordered to contact Arsenal FC within 30 days for the settlement of the damages caused by its supporters.

The identical request submitted by 1. FC Köln and the UEFA Ethics and Disciplinary Inspector has been accepted. Consequently, the CEDB’s decision of 27 October 2017 is amended as follows:

The UEFA Appeals Body has decided to fine 1. FC Köln €60,000. Out of this fine, an amount of €27,500 shall be suspended for a probationary period of (2) two years.

1. FC Köln has been banned from selling tickets to its supporters for the next UEFA competition match which the club will play as the visiting team. This sanction is deferred for a probationary period of two years.

1. FC Köln had been ordered to contact Arsenal FC within 30 days for the settlement of the damages caused by its supporters.

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Europa League group stage match between Crvena zvezda and 1. FC Köln (1-0), played on 7 December 2017 in Belgrade.

Charges against Crvena zvezda:

- Setting off of fireworks – Article 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
- Throwing of objects – Art 16 (2) DR
- Stairways blocked – Article 38 of the UEFA Safety & Security Regulations

Charges against 1. FC Köln:

-Setting off of fireworks – Article 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
-Throwing of objects – Art 16 (2) DR
-Acts of damage – Art 16 (2) DR

The case will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 22 February.

 

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Europa League round of 32 match between Crvena zvezda and PFC CSKA Moskva (0-0), played on 13 February in Serbia.

Charges against Crvena zvezda:

- Setting off of fireworks – Article 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
- Stairways blocked – Article 38 of the UEFA Safety & Security Regulations

Charges against PFC CSKA Moskva:

- Setting off of fireworks – Art 16 (2) DR
- Throwing of objects – Art 16 (2) DR

The cases will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 22 March.

Sporting CP president warned for public comments against referees

Bruno de Carvalho, president of Sporting CP, had made comments about the referees who officiated Sporting CP’s 2017/18 UEFA Champions League group stage matches against FC Barcelona and Juventus.

Following a disciplinary investigation by a UEFA Ethics and Disciplinary Inspector, disciplinary proceedings were opened on this basis for infringing the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR).

On 9 February 2018, the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body decided to issue a warning to Mr. de Carvalho, who made the comments on social media, and violated Art. 11 (1) and (2) (b) DR.

UEFA takes this opportunity to re-iterate that respect is a key principle of football, including respect for the game, integrity, diversity, dignity, players' health, rules, the referee, opponents and supporters.

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 RSC Anderlecht:
- Ticketing infringement - Article 19 (3) of UEFA Safety & security regulations

Decision:
RSC Anderlecht is ordered to contact FC Bayern München within 15 days to compensate their supporters  with an amount of 30€ per ticket to those away fans located in the upper tier section (sections S14, S15, S16 and S17).

Real Madrid CF appeal dismissed

The UEFA Appeals Body met on 1 February following an appeal lodged by Real Madrid CF against the decision announced by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) on 7 December which ordered Real Madrid CF player Dani Carvajal to be suspended for two (2) UEFA competition matches for which he would be otherwise eligible.

The appeal lodged by Real Madrid CF has been dismissed and the UEFA CEDB’s decision of 7 December is confirmed.

Given that Carvajal did not participate in the match between Real Madrid CF and Borussia Dortmund played on 6 December 2017, the player still has to serve one (1) UEFA competition match for which he would be otherwise eligible.

FK Crvena zvezda appeal partially admitted

The UEFA Appeals Body met on 1 February following an appeal lodged by FK Crvena zvezda against the decision announced by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) on 23 November which had ordered FK Crvena zvezda to play their next (1) UEFA competition match as host club behind closed doors and to fine FK Crvena zvezda €50,000 for the racist/discriminatory behaviour of its supporters.

The appeal lodged by FK Crvena zvezda has been partially admitted and the UEFA CEDB’s decision of 5 January has been amended as follows:

  • To order FK Crvena zvezda to play (1) UEFA competition match as host club behind closed doors. This sanction is deferred for a probationary period of two (2) years.
  • To fine FK Crvena zvezda €30,000.

Shir Tzedek banned for 8 months for an anti-doping rule violation

Shir Tzedek, a player for Hapoel Beer-Sheva FC, was tested positive for a specified stimulant in accordance with sub-section S6.b of the WADA Prohibited List at the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League play-off match between NK Maribor and Hapoel Beer-Sheva FC played on 22 August 2017.

Following the disciplinary proceedings opened on this basis, on 7 December 2017, the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body banned player Shir Tzedek for eight months.

No appeal was lodged by the player or by WADA and therefore the decision is final and binding.

UEFA takes this opportunity to re-iterate its commitment in the fight against doping and to confirm its zero-tolerance policy towards doping.

SvFF appeal dismissed

The UEFA Appeals Body met on 1 February following an appeal by Swedish Football Association (SvFF) against the decision announced by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) on 16 November 2017 relating to the refusal of Denmark women’s national team to play a UEFA European qualifying competition match for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup between Sweden and Denmark, scheduled on 20 October in Sweden.

The CEDB has declared the UEFA European qualifying competition match for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup between Sweden and Denmark as a forfeit, which saw Denmark being deemed to have lost the match 3-0. Denmark women’s national team is excluded from participating in UEFA competition matches for which it would otherwise qualify, and the sanction is deferred for a probationary period of four (4) years. The Danish Football Association is also fined with €20,000.

Following its meeting on 1 February, the appeal lodged by the Swedish Football Association is declared inadmissible. Consequently, the UEFA CEDB’s decision of 16 November 2017 is confirmed.

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Champions League group stage match between RSC Anderlecht and FC Bayern München (1-2), played on 22 November in Belgium.

Charges against RSC Anderlecht:

- Ticketing infringement - Article 19 (3) of UEFA Safety & security regulations

The case will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 2 February 2018.

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