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Feyenoord thrown out of Uefa Cup


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Tottenham's next Uefa Cup opponents Feyenoord have been excluded from this season's competition.

Uefa has banished the Dutch club after the crowd trouble during their match in France against Nancy on 30 November.

The group stage game had to be stopped for half an hour because of trouble in the stands as Feyenoord trailed 3-0.

Feyenoord were set to play Tottenham in the last 32 knockout stage of the Uefa Cup but Spurs are now likely to get a bye into the next round.

Feyenoord had originally been fined ?81,000 and handed a suspended sentence to play two matches in an empty stadium.

The decision was taken by Uefa's independent Control and Disciplinary board, but European football's governing body appealed the decision for a harsher punishment.

"The appeal by Feyenoord against the original punishment handed down by the Uefa Control and Disciplinary Body was rejected," said a Uefa statement.

"Feyenoord were also ordered to contact Nancy regarding settlement of the damages."

Uefa are expected to confirm next week whether Spurs will get a bye, which appears the most plausible option.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/europe/6278299.stm

Well it seems UFEA have not got any time for such troubles. Good on them for taking a stance against such problems.

Why is it that alot of the european clubs suffer from thugs in the game? England had it's fair share with pretty much most clubs in the 70's having it's own firm. At least most of our thugs are now old and cause no problems.

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as much as its good that uefa are doing something but, why should a club be punished for something that is near on impossible for them to control?

it is possible to control. Look at english clubs, they manged to control and kill the problems.

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I remember reading lately that during a PSG game a fan got killed by a gang...thats just wrong and even worse then Feyenoord problem :(

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