Wales’ Euro Cup2020 qualifier is set to be played in an empty stadium after UEFA punished the Slovak Football Association for the racist behavior of its fans. Football fans can book Wales Euro Cup Tickets on our website on exclusively discounted prices.
Fans showed racist behavior during their clash with Hungary in Euro 2020 qualifiers earlier this month. The Slovak FA confirmed that they had been penalized by the governing body. The scheduled clash against Ryan Giggs’s side now played behind closed doors.
The governing body says Slovakia was in breach of Article 14 of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations. This is due to the result of the behavior of fans during their qualifying win in Euro Cup 2020 qualifiers over Hungary on September 9.A statement read The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has decided.
The Slovak Football Association to play its next UEFA competition match as host association behind closed doors, for the racist behavior of its supporters. The Slovak Football Association has also been fined €20,000. Slovakia has announced plans to appeal the decision which could yet come to the rescue of both sets of fans.
“The next UEFA competition home match is Slovakia vs Wales on Thursday 10 October 2019.”
Wales’ allocation of 2,137 tickets for Euro Cup 2020 qualifiers were all been snapped up. The members of the Red Wall who planned to travel to Slovakia are now set to be left out of pocket and unable to attend the match. It’s similar to the situation that left England fans unable to watch their Nations League clash with Croatia in Rijeka last October.
The 2018 World Cup finalists being punished by UEFA after a swastika was marked on the pitch before a Euro Cup qualifier with Italy in 2015. On Monday, the Football Association of Wales confirmed it was seeking full clarity on the situation for Wales Euro Cup 2020 qualifier match.
Following UEFA’s decision, the FAW has stated that they are incredibly disappointed that their own fans will be affected. They are unable to appeal the call that will see Wales’s fans miss out on watching the game at the stadium.
A statement read Following the Slovakian FA statement published to their website on Sunday, 22 September. This statement detailing the UEFA Control, Ethics, and Disciplinary Body decision to close their stadium for the upcoming Euro Cup 2020 match between Slovakia and Wales in Trnava on 10 October.
The FAW has been seeking an explanation of the decision directly from UEFA. UEFA has confirmed the sanction to the FAW that Slovakia is to play one match behind closed doors at the Stadion Antona Malatinskeho on 10 October.
The FAW is incredibly disappointed as the impact of this decision will harshly affect our supporters. They have already incurred the costs of travel and accommodation to attend this match to support the Wales National Team in Wales Euro Cup 2020 qualifiers match.
The FAW is currently making strong representations to UEFA about this unfair impact. 2,137 fans have purchased tickets for this match to watch Wales Euro Cup 2020 qualifiers. Our followers have an excellent repute and do not deserve to be punished in the same way.
The small section of the fans whose conduct has been reproved by the imposed UEFA sanction. The FAW is also deeply frustrated in the communication of this decision to the association. This generated a lot of unfair frustration and uncertainty for the association and the supporters.
UEFA has advised that the FAW is unable to appeal against the decision not to allow Wales’s fans into the stadium.The Slovakian FA intend on submitting an appeal against the judgement of the UEFA Control, Ethics, and Disciplinary Body and will constantly monitor the situation.
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