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by UEFA - 12/06/2013

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Europa League play-off first leg match between Legia Warszawa and FC Sheriff (1-1), played on 17 August in Poland.

Charges against Legia:

• Setting off of fireworks - Art. 16 (2) (b) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
• Illicit banner - Art. 16 (2) (e) DR

The case will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 25 August.

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Europa League play-off first leg match between Everton FC and HNK Hajduk Split (2-0), played on 17 August in England.

Charges against Everton FC:
• Throwing of objects – Art. 16 (2) of the Disciplinary Regulations (DR)

Charges against HNK Hajduk Split:
• Throwing of objects – Art. 16 (2) (b) DR
• Crowd disturbances – Art. 16 (2) (h) DR
• Field invasions by supporters – Art. 16 (2) (a) DR
• Acts of Damages – Art. 16 (2) (h) DR

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

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

Match: UEFA Europa League third qualifying round second leg match between Apollon Limassol FC and Aberdeen FC (2-0), played on 3 August in Cyprus.

Charges against Aberdeen FC:
• Crowd disturbances – Art.16 (2) DR
• No stewards travelling with supporters – Art.24 (2) of the UEFA Safety and Security Regulations

Decision: The CEDB has decided to fine Aberdeen FC €10,000. The Scottish club has also received a warning with regard to the lack of stewards.

Charges against Apollon Limassol FC:
• Setting off of fireworks – Art. 16 (2) of the Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
• Throwing of objects – Art. 16 (2) DR
• Improper conduct of the team – Art. 15 (4) DR

Decision: The CEDB has decided to fine Apollon Limassol FC €27,500.

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Match: UEFA Champions League third qualifying round second leg match between Legia Warszawa and FC Astana (1-0), played on 2 August in Poland.

Charges against Legia Warszawa:
• Stairways blocked – Art. 38 of the UEFA Safety and Security Regulations
• Illicit banner – Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations

Decision: The CEDB has decided to fine Legia Warszawa €35,000.

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

Matches:

• UEFA Champions League second qualifying round first leg match between FK Partizan and FK Budućnost Podgorica (2-0), played on 11 July in Serbia.
• UEFA Champions League third qualifying round first leg match between FK Partizan and Olympiacos FC (1-3), played on 25 July in Serbia.

Charges against FK Partizan:

• Stairways blocked – Art. 38 Safety & Security Regulations
• Setting off of fireworks – Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
• Throwing of objects – Art. 16 (2) DR
• Racist behaviour – Art. 14 DR
• Field invasions by supporters – Art. 16 (2) DR

Decision:

• The CEDB has ordered FK Partizan to play its next two (2) UEFA competition matches for which it is the host club behind closed doors.
• The CEDB has ordered FK Partizan to play an additional (1) UEFA competition match for which it is the host club behind closed doors. This additional sanction shall be suspended for a probationary period of three (3) years.
• The CEDB has fined FK Partizan €130,000

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Europa League third qualifying round second leg match between Apollon Limassol FC and Aberdeen FC (2-0), played on 3 August in Cyprus.

Charges against Apollon Limassol FC:
• Setting off of fireworks – Art. 16 (2) of the Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
• Throwing of objects – Art. 16 (2) DR
• Improper conduct of the team – Art. 15 (4) DR

Charges against Aberdeen FC:
• Crowd disturbances – Art.16 (2) DR
• No stewards travelling with supporters – Art.24 (2) of the UEFA Safety and Security Regulations

The case will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 17 August 2017

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Champions League third qualifying round second leg match between Legia Warszawa and FC Astana (1-0), played on 2 August in Poland.

Charges against Legia Warszawa:

• Stairways blocked – Art. 38 of the UEFA Safety and Security Regulations
• Illicit banner – Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations

The case will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 17 August 2017.

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

Match: UEFA Champions League second qualifying round second leg match between Vardar FK and Malmö FF (3-1), played on 18 July in FYR Macedonia.

Charges against Vardar FK:

• Throwing of objects – Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
• Crowd disturbances – Art. 16 (2) DR
• Stairways blocked – Art. 38 Safety & Security Regulations
• Illicit chants – Art. 16 (2) DR
• Setting off of fireworks – Art. 16 (2) DR

Decision:
The CEDB has decided to fine Vardar FK €55,000.

The UEFA Appeals Body has announced its decision following an appeal lodged by HNK Hajduk Split against the decision of the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) of 20 July relating to incidents which occurred during the UEFA Europa League second qualifying round match (first leg) between HNK Hajduk Split and PFC Levski Sofia played on 13 July in Croatia.

The CEDB had decided to order HNK Hajduk Split to play their next (1) UEFA competition match as host club behind closed doors and to fine the club € 50,000 for the racist behaviour of its supporters. The Croatian club had also been fined € 5,000 for the throwing of objects.

Following the meeting of the UEFA Appels Body, the appeal lodged by HNK Hajduk Split has partially been accepted.
Consequently, the CEDB’s decision of 20 July has been amended as follows:

Regarding the racist behaviour, the Appeals Body has ordered the partial closure of the HNK Hajduk Split Stadium during the next (1) UEFA competition match in which NK Hajduk Split would play as the host club, namely at their next UEFA Europa League third qualifying second leg match against Brøndby IF to be played on Wednesday 3 August in Croatia. In addition, the club has been fined €30,000. The Croatian club has also been fined €5,000 for the throwing of objects.

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

Match: 2017 UEFA Europa League final between AFC Ajax and Manchester United FC (0-2), played on 24 May in Stockholm.

Charges against Manchester United FC:

• The club has been charged for infringements of the UEFA Anti-Doping Regulations (ADR) concerning the doping control procedure. In particular, according to Appendix B (17) of the afore-mentioned regulations, “the teams are responsible for ensuring that the players drawn to undergo doping controls are taken by the respective team representatives to the doping control station straight from the pitch as soon as the match is over. This applies even when chaperones are appointed by UEFA”.

• The player Philip Jones has been charged for insulting and directing abusive language towards the Doping Control Officer (Article 15 (1) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations), as well as for a lack of cooperation and respect towards the doping control procedure (Article 6.05 ADR).

• The player Daley Blind has been charged for violation and non-compliance with Article 6.05 (a) of the UEFA Anti-Doping Regulations, which states that “every player designated to undergo as doping control is personally responsible for reporting immediately to the doping control station as notified”.

Decision:

• The CEDB has decided to suspend Manchester United player Philip Jones for two (2) UEFA club competition matches for which he would be otherwise eligible.
This means that the player will not be eligible to play at the UEFA Super Cup match on 8 August in Skopje, as well as at the first match of his team in the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League group stage.
The player has also been fined €5,000.

• Manchester United player Daley Blind has been fined €5,000.

• The English club has been fined €10,000.

This decision is open to appeal (Article 60 DR).

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

Match: UEFA Champions League second qualifying round second leg match between Celtic FC and Linfield FC (4-0), played on 19 July in Scotland.

Charges against Celtic FC:

• Illicit banner – Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations
• Kit infringement – Art. 62 (3) of UEFA Kit Regulations
• Stairways blocked – Art. 38 of UEFA Safety & Security Regulations

Decision: The CEDB has decided to fine Celtic FC €23,000. Proceedings with regards to the kit infringement offence by the Scottish club have been closed. 

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