The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has registered two new appealsprocedures, one between the Football Association of Albania and UEFA, and the other between theFootball Association of Serbia and UEFA. The appeals are directed against the decision taken by theUEFA Appeals Body on 2 December 2014 to confirm the earlier decision of the UEFA Control, Ethicsand Disciplinary Body.
The cases surround the UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying match played between Serbia and Albania on14 October 2014 in Belgrade which was ultimately abandoned. Following an investigation into theevents which took place at the match, the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body sanctioned theFootball Association of Serbia with a three-point deduction for the current UEFA Euro 2016 qualifyinground, a fine of EUR 100,000 and an order that the next two competition matches at home be playedbehind closed doors, and sanctioned the Football Association of Albania with the loss of the match3-0 and a fine of EUR 100,000.
In appealing to the CAS, the football associations of Albania and Serbia seek to annul the UEFAdecisions or subsidiarily to reduce the sanctions that were imposed. Two arbitration procedures havebeen opened and are being conducted in accordance with the Code of Sports-related Arbitration. TheCAS will not comment any further at this time.
For further information related to the CAS activity and procedures in general, please contact either Mr MatthieuReeb, CAS Secretary General, or Ms Katy Hogg, Communications Officer. Château de Béthusy, Avenue deBeaumont 2, 1012 Lausanne, Switzerland. firstname.lastname@example.org; Tel: (41 21) 613 50 00; fax: (41 21) 613 50 01,or consult the CAS website: www.tas-cas.org
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