November 15, 2019 / 5:24 AM / a month ago

Frankfurt lose appeal against fan ban for Arsenal match

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Europa League - Group F - Standard Liege v Eintracht Frankfurt - Stade Maurice Dufrasne, Liege, Belgium - November 7, 2019 Eintracht Frankfurt's Filip Kostic celebrates scoring their first goal REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

(Reuters) - Eintracht Frankfurt will not be allowed to sell tickets to their fans for this month’s Europa League match at Arsenal after losing their appeal against a UEFA sanction.

European soccer’s governing body charged the Bundesliga side with several offences during their Group F game against Portugal’s Vitoria last month, including a late kick-off, crowd disturbances and acts of damage.

Frankfurt were already under a suspended sanction and UEFA then banned them from selling tickets to away supporters for their next two European games, which the club then appealed.

"Eintracht fans' two-match away ban has been upheld after UEFA's Control, Ethics and Disciplinary body rejected the Eagles' appeal on Wednesday evening," Frankfurt said on their website www.eintracht.de/en/news.

“Eintracht are therefore prohibited from selling tickets in any category for the UEFA Europa League group match at Arsenal on 28 November. Eagles supporters were banned from attending the Group F match at Standard Liege earlier this month.”

Reporting by Simon Jennings in Bengaluru; Editing by Peter Rutherfordpeter.rutherford@thomsonreuters.com; +822 6936 1482

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