Feyenoord thrown out of UEFA Cup

Feyenoord thrown out of UEFA Cup
# 20 January 2007 11:51 (UTC +04:00)
Dutch football club Feyenoord has been thrown out of the UEFA Cup. They were due to face England’s Tottenham Hotspur next, after crowd violence held up their group match against Nancy in France.
During the trouble in France on November 30, tear gas was used to control rioting Feyenoord fans who spilled on to the pitch. The match was suspended for half an hour.
Feyenoord had been fined 200,000 Swiss Francs and given a suspended sentence to play two matches in an empty stadium UEFA’s independent Control and Disciplinary Board.
However, UEFA called for a harsher punishment with the organisation’s chief prosecutor appealing against the decision.
Feyenoord said they could go to the Court of Arbitration for Sport to try to reverse the decision.
UEFA said it would decide on Monday whether Tottenham would get a bye or face Wisla Krakow, who finished fourth behind third-placed Feyenoord in their group, in the round of 32.
Wisla were the last club to be thrown out of European competition for crowd trouble in 1998, a UEFA spokesman said. /APA/
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