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by UEFA - 12/06/2013

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Champions League third qualifying round second leg match between FC Spartak Moskva and PAOK FC (0-0), played on 15 August in Russia.

Charges against Spartak Moskva:

- Stairways blocked – Art. 38 of the UEFA Safety & Security Regulations
- Luiz Adriano – direct red card - Art. 15 of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations

This case will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 23 August.

 

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

Match: UEFA Champions League second qualifying round first leg match between FK Crvena zvezda and FK Sūduva (3-0), played on 24 July in Serbia.

Charges against FK Crvena zvezda:
- Racist behaviour (chants) - Art. 14 of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations
- Stairways blocked – Art. 38 of the UEFA Safety and Security Regulations

Decision:

The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary body has decided:
- to order the FK Crvena zvezda to play their next (1) UEFA competition match as host club behind closed doors;
- to enforce the originally suspended disciplinary measure of playing one (1) UEFA competition match as a host club behind closed doors, decided by the Appeals Body on 1 February 2018, and, consequently, to order the FK Crvena zvezda to play one additional (1) UEFA competition match as host club behind closed doors;
- to fine FK Crvena zvezda €72,000.

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Europa League third qualifying round first leg match between SK Sturm Graz and AEK Larnaca FC (0-2), played on 9 August in Austria.

Charges against SK Sturm Graz:

- Improper conduct of supporters  – Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations

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

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Champions League third qualifying round first leg match between PAOK FC and FC Spartak Moskva (3-2), played on 8 August in Greece.

Charges against PAOK FC:
- Use of laser pointer - Art. 16 (2) (d) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations
- Stairways blocked - Art. 38 of the UEFA Safety & Security Regulations

This case will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 23 August.

Samir Nasri appeal – decision

Incident: Doping infringement/Use of a prohibited method (Article 2.01 b and Art. 9 of the UEFA Anti-Doping Regulations (ADR), Edition 2016, Art. 3.01 b and Art. 13 ADR, Edition 2018)

The UEFA Appeals Body met on 17 July following an appeal lodged by the Ethics and Disciplinary Inspector against the decision announced by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) on 22 February 2018 which had suspended the player Samir Nasri for six (6) months. Briefly, she held that bearing in mind circumstances of the case and the player’s behavior the applicable sanction in this case is two (2) years of suspension.

In the scope of these proceedings the player entered into formal negotiations with WADA, the French Anti-Doping Agency Agence Francaise de Lutte contre le Dopage (AFLD) and the Ethics and Disciplinary Inspector. The outcome of these negotiations provided an identical request containing as the appropriate disciplinary sanction against the player a suspension of eighteen (18) months starting as of 1 July 2017.

Following the identical request submitted by the player and the Ethics and Disciplinary Inspector, with the agreement of WADA and AFLD, the Chairman of the Appeals Body rendered a decision on this request.

The Chairman complies with the identical request of the player Samir Nasri and the Ethics and Disciplinary Inspector. Consequently, the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body’s decision of 22 February 2018 is amended as follows:
1. The player Samir Nasri is suspended for eighteen (18) months. This suspension will start running on 1 July 2017.
2. The player Samir Nasri is allowed to return to training, with any football club starting from 1 November 2018.

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

Match: UEFA Champions League first qualifying round second leg match Celtic FC and Alashkert FC (3-0), played on 18 July in Scotland.

Charges against Celtic FC:

- Jozo Šimunović - direct red card - Art. 15 of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations

Decision: The CEDB has decided to suspend the Celtic player Šimunovic Jozo for two (2) UEFA competition matches. The player has already served one match and will therefore be suspended for the next match for which he would be otherwise eligible.

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Champions League second qualifying round first leg match between FK Crvena zvezda and FK Sūduva (3-0), played on 24 July in Serbia.
 
Charges against FK Crvena zvezda:
- Racist behaviour (chants) - Art. 14 of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations
- Stairways blocked – Art. 38 of the UEFA Safety and Security Regulations
 
This case will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 10 August.

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

Incidents occurred in the following matches involving Olympique de Marseille:

Olympique de Marseille vs. RB Leipzig, 12/04/2018
Olympique de Marseille v FC Salzburg, 26/04/2018
FC Salzburg v Olympique de Marseille, 3/05/2018
Olympique de Marseille v Club Atlético de Madrid, 16/05/2018

Charges against Olympique de Marseille:

- Crowd disturbances – Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
- Acts of damages – Art. 16 (2) DR
- Setting off of fireworks - Art. 16 (2) DR
- Throwing of objects – Art. 16 (2) DR
- Late kick-off – Art. 11 (2) DR

Decision: The CEDB has decided:

• To exclude Olympique de Marseille from participating in the next UEFA club competition for which it will otherwise qualify. This exclusion is deferred for a probationary period of two (2) years.

• To order Olympique de Marseille to play its next (1) UEFA competition match as host club behind closed doors.

• To order the partial closure of the Olympique de Marseille stadium during the subsequent UEFA competition match in which Olympique de Marseille would play as the host club, and, in particular Olympique de Marseille shall close the stands at the northern and southern ends. In this regard, Olympique de Marseille is ordered to inform UEFA about the exact sector(s) at the earliest opportunity, at the latest 10 days before the relevant subsequent home match.

• To fine Olympique de Marseille €100,000.

• To order Olympique de Marseille to contact Olympique Lyonnais, in whose stadium the 2017/18 UEFA Europa League final was held, in order to pay for the damage caused by its supporters, this within 30 days as from the notification of this decision.

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

Match: 2017/18 UEFA Champions League semi-final: Liverpool FC - AS Roma (5-2) played on 24 April in England

Charges against Liverpool FC:

- Setting off of fireworks - Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations
- Throwing of objects - Art. 16 (2) DR
- Crowd disturbances - Art. 16 (2) DR

Decision: The CEDB has decided to fine Liverpool FC €8,000.

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

Match: UEFA Champions League semi-final second leg match between AS Roma and Liverpool FC (4-2), played on 2 May in Italy.

Charges against AS Roma:

- Setting off of fireworks - Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations
- Insufficient organization - Art. 11 (1) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations
- Stairways blocked - Art 38 of the UEFA Safety & Security Regulations
- Improper conduct of club official James Pallotta - Art. 8 and 11 (2) (b) DR

Decision:

- To fine AS Roma €19,000.
- To suspend the AS Roma official James Pallotta for three (3) months from carrying out his function during UEFA competition matches in which he would otherwise participate, starting from AS Roma’s first UEFA competition match of the 2018/2019 season. In particular, the official may not be in the technical area or communicate directly or indirectly with the team's players and/or technical staff during the match and may not enter the dressing room or tunnel before or during the match.

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