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CSKA fined by UEFA

2014-10-08 08:53
CSKA Moscow fans (Getty Images)

Cape Town - UEFA have ordered CSKA Moscow to play their next three Champions League home ties behind closed doors following crowd trouble in Rome last month.

CSKA supporters were found guilty of racist behaviour, setting off fireworks and throwing missiles during the Group E clash with Roma at Stadio Olimpico on September 17.

The Russian Premier League champions were already forced to play against Bayern Munich on Matchday Two at a closed Arena Khimki following sanctions imposed on the club for fan misbehaviour in a Champions League clash in the Czech Republic last season.

Koni have also copped a €200,000 fine and have been barred from selling tickets to the club's fans for the trips to Manchester City and Bayern in November and December respectively.

A statement from European football's governing body read: "The fight against racism is a high priority for UEFA. The European governing body has a zero-tolerance policy towards racism and discrimination on the field and in the stands.

"All forms of racist behaviour are considered serious offences against the disciplinary regulations and are punished with the most severe sanctions."

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