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by UEFA - 12/06/2013

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

Match: UEFA Champions League group stage match between Chelsea FC and AS Roma (3-3), played on 18 October in England.
  
Charges against AS Roma:

- Racist behaviour (monkey chants) - Art. 14 of the Disciplinary Regulations

The DECB has decided to close the disciplinary proceedings.

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

Match: UEFA European qualifying competition match for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup between Sweden and Denmark, scheduled on 20 October in Sweden.

Charges against the Danish Football Association (DBU):

- Refusal to play - Article 24 of the Competition Regulations

The CEDB has decided:

- To declare the UEFA European qualifying competition match for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup between Sweden and Denmark as a forfeit. Denmark is deemed to have lost the match 3-0.

- To exclude Denmark women’s national team from participating in UEFA competition matches for which it would otherwise qualify. This sanction is deferred for a probationary period of four (4) years.

- To fine the Danish Football Association € 20,000.

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

Match: UEFA Europa League group stage match between Vitória SC and Olympique de Marseille (1-0), played on 2 November in Portugal.

Charges against Olympique de Marseille:

• Patrice Evra – Direct red card – Art. 15 (1) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
• Field invasion by supporters - Art 16 DR
• Setting off of fireworks - Art. 16 (2) DR
• Acts of damages - Art. 16 (2) DR

Decision: The CEDB has decided:

• To suspend the Olympique de Marseille player Patrice Evra until 30 June 2018 from all UEFA club competition matches for which he would be otherwise eligible. In addition, the player has been fined €10,000.

• To fine Olympique de Marseille € 25,000. The French club has also been ordered to contact Vitória SC within 30 days for the settlement of the damages caused by its supporters.

Charges against Vitória SC:

• Field invasion by supporters - Art 16 DR

Decision: The CEDB has decided to fine Vitória SC €5,000.

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Europa League group stage match between Rosenborg BK and FC Zenit St. Petersburg (1-1), played on 2 November in Norway.

Charges against Rosenborg BK:

• Setting off of fireworks – Art. 16 (2) of the Disciplinary Regulations (DR)

Charges against FC Zenit St. Petersburg:

• Setting off of fireworks – Art. 16 (2) DR
• Throwing of objects – Art. 16 (2) DR
• Acts of damages – Art. 16 (2) DR

These cases will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 16 November.

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Europa League group stage match between Vitória SC and Olympique de Marseille (1-0), played on 2 November in Portugal.

Charges against Olympique de Marseille:

• Patrice Evra – Red card for violent conduct – Art. 15 (1) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
Following his dismissal, the player is suspended for at least one match. The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body will decide on this case at its next meeting on 10 November.

• Field invasion by supporters - Art 16 DR
• Setting off of fireworks - Art. 16 (2) DR
• Acts of damages - Art. 16 (2) DR

Charges against Vitória SC:

• Field invasion by supporters - Art 16 DR

All these cases will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 10 November.

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Champions League group stage match between Manchester United FC and SL Benfica (2-0), played on 31 October in England.

Charges against SL Benfica:

- Setting of fireworks – Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations

This case will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 16 November.

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Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Champions League group stage match between Olympiacos FC and FC Barcelona (0-0), played on 31 October in Greece.

Charges against Olympiacos FC:

- Field invasions by supporters – Art.16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
- Use of laser pointer - Art. 16 (2.d) of DR
- Stairways blocked - Art. 38 of UEFA Safety & Security Regulations
- Illicit chants - Art. 16 (2) of DR

These cases will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 16 November.

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

Match: UEFA Europa League group stage match between Arsenal FC and 1. FC Köln (3-1), played on 14 September in England.

Charges against 1. FC Köln:

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

Decision: The CEDB has decided:

- To fine FC Köln €60,000.

- FC Köln is 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.

- FC Köln is ordered to contact Arsenal FC within 30 days for the settlement of the damages caused by its supporters.

Charges against Arsenal FC:

- Insufficient organisation - Art. 16 (1) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations

Decision: The CEDB has decided not to open disciplinary proceedings against Arsenal FC.

- Stairways blocked in away supporters sector – Art. 38 of UEFA Safety & Security Regulations

Decision: The CEDB has decided at its meeting on 21 September 2017 to fine Arsenal FC €12,000.

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Match: UEFA Champions League group stage match between FC Shakhtar Donetsk and SSC Napoli (2-1), played on 13 September in Ukraine.

Charges against FC Shakhtar Donetsk:

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

Decision: The CEDB has decided to fine FC Shakhtar Donetsk €12,000.

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Match: UEFA Europa League group stage match between KF Skënderbeu and FK Partizan (0-0), played on 19 October in Albania.

Charges against KF Skënderbeu:

- Illicit chants - Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations

- Setting off of fireworks - Art. 16 (2) DR

- Racist behaviour - Art. 14 DR

Decision: The CEDB has decided:

- to order KF Skënderbeu to play their next (1) UEFA competition match as host club behind closed doors.

- to fine KF Skënderbeu €60,000.

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Match: UEFA Europa League group stage match between SC Braga and PFC Ludogorets 1945 (0-2), played on 19 October in Portugal.

Charges against SC Braga:

- Late Kick-off - Art. 11 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations

- Racist behaviour - Art. 14 DR

- Improper conduct of officials - Art. 11 (2) DR

- Dismissal of the head coach from bench - Art. 15 (1) (a) DR

Decision: The CEDB has decided:

- to order the partial closure of the SC Braga Stadium during the next (1) UEFA competition match in which SC Braga would play as the host team. The SC Braga shall inform at least 7 days prior to the match, the sector(s) to be closed, which shall at least comprehend 1,000 seats.

- to order SC Braga to implement the following directive in the next UEFA competition match which the club shall play as the host team: to display a banner with the wording “#EqualGame”, with the UEFA logo on it. The banner shall be displayed in the above mentioned location and will cover this section of the stadium.

- to suspend the SC Braga head coach Abel Ferreira for the dismissal from the bench for one (1) UEFA competition match in which he would otherwise participate.

- to suspend the SC Braga head coach Abel Ferreira for the late kick- off infringement for one (1) UEFA competition match in which he would otherwise participate. This sanction is deferred for a probationary period of one (1) year.

- to fine SC Braga €15,000 for the late kick-off infringement.

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA European Qualifying Competition match for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup between Sweden and Denmark, scheduled on 20 October in Gothenburg (Sweden).

Charges against the Danish Football Association (DBU):

Refusal to play - Article 24 of the Competition Regulations

The case will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 16 November 2017.

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

Match: UEFA Champions League group stage match between FC Bayern München and RSC Anderlecht (3-0), played on 12 September in Germany.

Charges against RSC Anderlecht:
• Setting off fireworks – Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)

Decision:
The CEDB has decided to fine RSC Anderlecht €7,000.

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

Match: UEFA Champions League group stage match between Beşiktaş JK and RB Leipzig (2-0), played on 26 September in Turkey.

Charges against Beşiktaş JK:

• Insufficient organization (floodlight failure) - Art. 32 of the UEFA Champions League regulations
• Stairways blocked – Art. 38 of UEFA Safety & Security regulations

Decision:

The CEDB has decided to fine Beşiktaş JK €25,000.

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