(Reuters) – Eintracht Frankfurt will not be allowed to sell tickets to their fans for this month’s Europa League match at Arsenal after losing their appeal against a UEFA sanction.
European soccer’s governing body charged the Bundesliga side with several offences during their Group F game against Portugal’s Vitoria last month, including a late kick-off, crowd disturbances and acts of damage.
Frankfurt were already under a suspended sanction and UEFA then banned them from selling tickets to away supporters for their next two European games, which the club then appealed.
“Eintracht fans’ two-match away ban has been upheld after UEFA’s Control, Ethics and Disciplinary body rejected the Eagles’ appeal on Wednesday evening,” Frankfurt said on their website https://www.eintracht.de/en/news.
“Eintracht are therefore prohibited from selling tickets in any category for the UEFA Europa League group match at Arsenal on 28 November. Eagles supporters were banned from attending the Group F match at Standard Liege earlier this month.”
(Reporting by Simon Jennings in Bengaluru; Editing by Peter Rutherfordpeter.firstname.lastname@example.org; +822 6936 1482)