Reuters logo
Kiev must play next UEFA match without fans
April 10, 2013 / 1:06 PM / in 5 years

Kiev must play next UEFA match without fans

LONDON (Reuters) - Dynamo Kiev must play their next UEFA competition home game behind closed doors due to the racist behaviour of their fans at a Champions League match in November, European football’s governing body said on Wednesday.

The Ukrainian club has appealed against the sanction, which relates to the racist conduct of their fans at a Group A game at home to Paris Saint Germain on November 21 which they lost 2-0 to exit the Champions League and drop into the Europa League.

UEFA has also put Kiev on probation for three years with the threat of the club having to play a second game behind closed doors because of the racist conduct of fans at the Europa League last 32 first-leg game against Girondins Bordeaux on February 14.

That match at the Olympic National Sports Complex was a 1-1 draw but Kiev lost the return leg 1-0.

Writing by Ken Ferris; Editing by Justin Palmer

Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
0 : 0
  • narrow-browser-and-phone
  • medium-browser-and-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser
  • wide-browser-and-larger
  • medium-browser-and-landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser-and-larger
  • above-phone
  • portrait-tablet-and-above
  • above-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet-and-above
  • landscape-tablet-and-medium-wide-browser
  • portrait-tablet-and-below
  • landscape-tablet-and-below