Eduardo disciplinary case opened

UEFA opens disciplinary proceedings against Arsenal FC's Eduardo for deceiving the referee, following the incident that brought about a penalty for his club in the play-off against Celtic FC.

UEFA's Control and Disciplinary Body will examine the Eduardo case on 1 September
UEFA's Control and Disciplinary Body will examine the Eduardo case on 1 September ©Getty Images

UEFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Arsenal FC forward Eduardo for deceiving the referee, following the incident that brought about a penalty for his club in Wednesday's UEFA Champions League play-off against Celtic FC in London.

Penalty award
Eduardo fell in the penalty area in the 26th minute of the play-off second leg, which Arsenal won 3-1. Arsenal were awarded a spot-kick from which they scored their first goal. Having studied video evidence of the incident in question, the UEFA disciplinary inspector decided to charge the player concerned. The UEFA Control and Disciplinary Body will examine the case on 1 September.

Disciplinary regulations
The charge is based on Article 10, para 1c of the UEFA disciplinary regulations (Misconduct of players): Players may be suspended for two competition matches, or for a specified period, for acting with the obvious intent to cause any match official to make an incorrect decision or supporting his error of judgement and thereby causing him to make an incorrect decision.

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