UEFA Fines Russian Football Union €150,000; Warns Could Disqualify If Further Disturbances


The independent UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) announced Tuesday its decision to fine the Russian Football Union
€150,000 following disciplinary proceedings.

The CEDB met Tuesday in Paris to deal with the disciplinary proceedings opened against the Russian Football Union (RFS) following the incidents that occurred inside the Stade Vélodrome in Marseille at the UEFA EURO 2016 match against England on June 11 that resulted in a 1-1 draw.

Charges relating to crowd disturbances, use of fireworks and racist behavior had been brought against the RFS, and the CEDB decided to impose the fine, as well as a suspended disqualification of the Russian national team from UEFA EURO 2016 for the crowd disturbances.

UEFA noted that in accordance with Article 20 of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations, this disqualification is suspended until the end of the tournament. Such a suspension will be lifted if incidents of a similar nature (crowd disturbances) happen inside the stadium at any of the remaining matches of the Russian team during the tournament.

The decision of the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body is open to appeal.

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