UEFA sanctions Russia: EUR 150,000 fine, suspended disqualification
The independent UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) met in Paris on Tuesday to deal with the disciplinary proceedings opened against the Russian Football Union (RFU) following the incidents that occurred inside the Stade Velodrome in Marseille, at the UEFA EURO 2016 match against England on June 11 (1-1), according to an UEFA statement.
Charges relating to crowd disturbances, use of fireworks and racist behavior had been brought against the RFU, and the CEDB decided to impose the following sanctions: a fine of EUR 150,000 and a suspended disqualification of the Russian national team from UEFA EURO 2016 for the crowd disturbances, the statement said.
In accordance with Article 20 of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations, this disqualification is suspended until the end of the tournament. Such 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.
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This decision only relates to the incidents which occurred inside the stadium and are therefore under the jurisdiction of the UEFA Disciplinary Bodies.