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by UEFA - 12/06/2013

UEFA bans six Malta under-21 players for match-fixing offences

The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has banned six Malta under-21 international players, two for life, for match-fixing offences.

UEFA initiated disciplinary investigations against seven Malta under-21 players for allegedly having infringed several provisions of Article 12 of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR) in connection to potential match-fixing issues. The investigation related to two UEFA European Under-21 Championship 2017 matches played in March by Malta against Montenegro on 23 March 2016 and the Czech Republic on 29 March 2016.

On 14 and 15 December 2017, the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body held several hearings to examine the cases of each of the different individuals allegedly involved in match-fixing activities.

Today, the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body announced its decisions following the above mentioned disciplinary proceedings:

Emanuel Briffa: Art. 12 (2) (a) DR: Lifelong ban from all football related activity for having acted in a manner that is likely to exert an unlawful or undue influence on the course and/or result of a match or competition with a view to gaining an advantage for himself or a third party

Kyle Cesare: Art. 12 (2) (a) DR: Lifelong ban from all football related activity for having acted in a manner that is likely to exert an unlawful or undue influence on the course and/or result of a match or competition with a view to gaining an advantage for himself or a third party.

Samir Arab: Art. 12 (2) (d) DR: 2 year ban (until 31.12.2019) for not immediately and voluntarily informing UEFA if approached in connection with activities aimed at influencing in an unlawful or undue manner the course and/or result of a match or competition

- Ryan Camenzuli: Art. 12 (2) (d) DR: 1 year 6 months (until 30.06.2019) and community football service for not immediately and voluntarily informing UEFA if approached in connection with activities aimed at influencing in an unlawful or undue manner the course and/or result of a match or competition

Llywelyn Cremona: Art. 12 (2) (d) DR: 12 months (until 31.12.2018) and community football service for not immediately and voluntarily informing UEFA if approached in connection with activities aimed at influencing in an unlawful or undue manner the course and/or result of a match or competition

Luke Montebello: Art. 12 (2) (d) DR: 12 months (until 31.12.2018) and community football service for not immediately and voluntarily informing UEFA if approached in connection with activities aimed at influencing in an unlawful or undue manner the course and/or result of a match or competition

Matthew Cremona: The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body decided to close the disciplinary proceedings opened against Mr Cremona. Consequently, the player is allowed to participate in any football activities.

UEFA takes this opportunity to re-iterate its commitment to rid football of the scourge of match-fixing ─ described by UEFA President Aleksander Čeferin as "a disease that attacks football’s very core”.

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

Match: UEFA Europa League group stage match between FC BATE Borisov and FK Crvena zvezda (0-0), played on 23 November in Belarus.
  
Charges against FK Crvena zvezda:

- Racist, other discriminatory conduct and propaganda - Art. 14 of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)

Decision:

The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has decided to order 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.

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Match: UEFA Europa League group stage match between FK Partizan and BSC Young Boys (2-1), played on 23 November in Serbia.

Charges against FK Partizan:

- Field invasions by supporters
- Unauthorised media on the pitch - Comp Regs
- Setting off of fireworks - Art. 16 (2) DR
- Racist behaviour - Art. 14 DR
- Improper conduct of supporters - Art. 16 (2) DR
- Stairways blocked – Security/Stadium Regs

Decision:

The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has decided:

- to close the disciplinary proceedings opened against FK Partizan for racist behaviour.
- to fine FK Partizan €30,000 for field invasion, setting off of fireworks, improper conduct of supporters and stairways blocked.
- to warn FK Partizan for unauthorized media on the pitch.

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Europa League group stage match between Real Sociedad de Fútbol and FC Zenit (1-3), played on 7 December in Spain.

Charges against FC Zenit:

- Acts of damages – Article 16 (2) of the Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
- Setting off of fireworks – Art 16 (2) DR
- Throwing of objects – Art 16 (2) DR
- Lack of order inside the stadium – Art 16 (2) DR

The case will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 22 February 2018

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 FC Bayern München:

- Throwing of objects - Art. 16 (2) of the Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
- Illicit banner - Art. 16 (2) DR

The CEDB has decided to fine FC Bayern München € 20,000.

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Match: UEFA Champions League group stage match between FC Spartak Moskva and NK Maribor (1-1), played on 21 November in Russia.

Charges against FC Spartak Moskva:

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

The CEDB has decided to fine FC Spartak Moskva € 3,000.

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Match: UEFA Europa League group stage match between FC Zenit and FK Vardar (2-1), played on 23 November in Russia.

Charges against FC Zenit:

- Racist behaviour – Art. 14 of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations
- Setting off fireworks – Art. 16 (2) DR

The CEDB has decided:

- to order the partial closure of the FC Zenit Stadium during the next UEFA competition match in which FC Zenit would play as the host club. In particular, the club shall close the entire sector where the discriminatory banner was displayed. In this regard, FC Zenit is ordered to inform UEFA about the exact sector at the earliest opportunity, at the latest ten days before the next home match;

- to order FC Zenit to put on display a banner with the wording “#EqualGame” and the UEFA logo on it. The banner shall be displayed in the above mentioned location;

- to fine FC Zenit € 10,000.

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

Match: UEFA Champions League group stage match between APOEL FC and Real Madrid CF (0-6), played on 21 November in Cyprus.
  
Charges against Real Madrid CF:

- Player Dani Carvajal receiving a yellow card on purpose - Article 15 of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations

Decision:

The CEDB has decided to suspend the Real Madrid CF player Dani Carvajal for two (2) UEFA competition matches for which he would be otherwise eligible. Given that the Real Madrid CF player Dani Carvajal did not participate in the match Real Madrid vs 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.

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Youth League group stage match between Liverpool FC Youth and FC Spartak Moskva Youth (2-0), played on 6 December in England.

Charges against FC Spartak Moskva:

• Racist behaviour - player Leonid Mironov –  Article 14 of the Disciplinary Regulations

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

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Europa League group stage match between FC Zenit and FK Vardar (2-1), played on 23 November in Russia.

Charges against FC Zenit:

- Racist behaviour – Art. 14 of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations
- Setting off fireworks – Art. 16 (2) DR

The case will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 7 December.

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Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Europa League group stage match between FC BATE Borisov and FK Crvena zvezda (0-0), played on 23 November in Belarus.

Charges against FC BATE Borisov:

- Stairways blocked - Art. 38 of the UEFA Safety and Security Regulations
- Insufficient organization (spectator movement) - Art. 37 of UEFA Safety and Security Regulations

Charges against FK Crvena zvezda:

- Racist behaviour – Art. 14 of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations

The case will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 5 January 2018.

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Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Europa League group stage match between FK Partizan and BSC Young Boys (2-1), played on 23 November in Serbia.

Charges against FK Partizan:

- Field invasions - Art. 16 of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
- Setting off of fireworks - Art. 16 (2) DR
- Racist behaviour - Art. 14 DR
- Improper conduct of supporters (use of sound/PA system) - Art. 16 (2) DR
- Stairways blocked - Art. 38 of the UEFA Safety and Security Regulations
- Unauthorised media on the pitch - Art. 72.02 of the UEFA Europa League Regulations

The case will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 5 January 2018.

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 FC Bayern München:

- Throwing of objects - Art. 16 (2) of the Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
- Illicit banner - Art. 16 (2) DR

The case will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 7 December.

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

Match: 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

The CEDB has decided to close the disciplinary proceedings.

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

Match: UEFA Champions League group stage match between FC Basel 1893 and PFC CSKA Moskva (1-2), played on 31 October in Switzerland.

Charges against PFC CSKA Moskva:
- Field invasions by supporters - Art. 16 (2) of the Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
- Illicit banner - Art. 16 (2) DR
- Setting off/throwing of fireworks and/or objects - Art. 16 (2) DR

The CEDB has decided:
- To fine PFC CSKA Moskva €18,000 for setting off/throwing of fireworks and for field invasions by supporters.
- To close the disciplinary proceedings for illicit banner.

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