FIFA Appeal Committee confirmed stadium ban against Bosnia and Herzegovina

The FIFA Appeal Committee rejected the appeal lodged by the Football Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and confirmed the sanctions imposed on 20 July 2017 by the FIFA Disciplinary Committee in relation to the incidents which occurred during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia qualifying match between Bosnia and Herzegovina and Greece on 9 June 2017.

The Committee concluded that the Appellant did infringe several provisions of different applicable regulations (which once again was
not contested during the appeal proceedings), namely:

– article 65 of the FIFA Disciplinary Code;
— article 67 pars. 1 and 3 of the FIFA Disciplinary Code;
– article 4 par. 2 of the FIFA Stadium Safety and Security Regulations;
— article 29 par. 1 of the FIFA Stadium Safety and Security Regulations;
– article 60 par. 2 of the FIFA Stadium Safety and Security Regulations;
– article 2 of Annexe C of the FIFA Stadium Safety and Security
Regulations

The FIFA Appeal Committee concluded that a ban on playing the next match of the preliminary competition of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia in the stadium in which the aforementioned incidents occurred, coupled with a fine amounting to CHF 30,000 and a warning, was appropriate given the circumstances of the case and the disciplinary record of the Football Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

 

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