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Published: Wednesday 1 May 2013, 12.00CET

According to Article 32 of the UEFA Statutes, UEFA has two disciplinary bodies – the Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body and the Appeals Body. UEFA disciplinary inspectors represent UEFA in proceedings before the disciplinary bodies. These authorities are independent within the organisation, and its members are bound by UEFA's rules and regulations.

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The Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body deals with disciplinary cases, both on and off the field, which arise from the UEFA Statutes, regulations and decisions of UEFA that do not fall within another committee or body's competence. The Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body decides on the halting of proceedings; acquittals; convictions; and the dismissal or acceptance of protests. It also rules on eligibility to play and the admission of clubs to UEFA competitions.

The Appeals Body handles appeals against disciplinary decisions taken by the Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body. It either confirms, amends or revokes the contested decision.

The role of the UEFA Ethics and Disciplinary Inspector can be compared with that of a state prosecutor. Ethics and Disciplinary inspectors investigate violations of the UEFA Statutes, regulations and decisions, and represent UEFA in disciplinary proceedings. They may open disciplinary investigations and lodge appeals and cross-appeals.

The members of the disciplinary bodies and the ethics and disciplinary inspectors are elected by the UEFA Executive Committee (from candidates proposed by the UEFA member associations) for a term of four years. They may belong to neither the Executive Committee nor any other UEFA organ or committee stipulated in the UEFA Statutes.

Disciplinary matters are administered by the disciplinary and integrity unit, which is headed up by Emilio García under UEFA's legal affairs division director Alasdair Bell.

Last updated: 13/05/17 16.11CET

Latest updates

Tuesday 5 June 2018 15.00CET

The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) has announced the following decisions: Match: 2017/18 UEFA Champions League quarter-final: Real Madrid CF - Juventus (1-3) Charges against Juventus: - Gianluigi Buffon - direct red card - Art. 15 of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR) - Gianluigi Buffon – general principles of conduct - Art 11 (2) (b) DR Decision The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has decided to suspend the Juventus player Gianluigi Buffon for three (3) UEFA competition matches for which he would be otherwise eligible. - - - - - Match: 2017/18 UEFA Champions League semi-final: Liverpool FC - AS Roma (5-2) Charges against AS Roma: - Crowd disturbances - Art. 16 (2) DR Decision The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has decided: - to fine AS Roma € 50’000; - to ban AS Roma from selling tickets to its supporters for the next two (2) UEFA competition matches which the club will play as the visiting team. The second match in which the Italian club will serve the ban from selling tickets is deferred under a probationary period of two (2) years. - - - - - Match: 2017/18 UEFA Europa League Round of 32: Athletic Club - FC Spartak Moskva (1-2) Charges against Athletic Club: - Insufficient organization - Article 16 (1) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR) - Setting off of fireworks – Art. 16 (2) (c) DR - Crowd disturbances – Art. 16 (2) (h) DR - Throwing of objects – Art. 16 (2) (b) DR Decision  The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has decided: - to fine Athletic Club € 40´000; - to order the partial closure of the Athletic Club Stadium during the next (1) UEFA competition match in which Athletic Club would play as the host club. The Spanish club shall inform at least 30 days prior to the match, the sector(s) to be closed, which shall comprehend at least 2´000 seats. Charges against FC Spartak Moskva: - Setting off of fireworks – Art. 16 (2) (c) DR - Crowd disturbances – Art. 16 (2) (h) DR - Throwing of objects – Art. 16 (2) (b) DR Decision The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has decided: - to fine FC Spartak Moskva €55,000; - to ban FC Spartak Moskva from selling tickets to its supporters for the next three (3) UEFA competition matches which the club will play as the visiting team. The third match in which the Russian club will serve a ban from selling tickets is deferred under a probationary period of two (2) years.

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