FK Ventspils, Latvian club banned after a UEFA decision

8 July 2021

FK Ventspils, Latvian club banned after a UEFA decision

The Latvian club, FK Ventspils, has received a ban after a decision of UEFA related to match-fixing. In this case, the club and some of their managers have received several years of ban related to all UEFA competitions as Europa League and Champions League.

The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) excludes “FK Ventspils from participating in UEFA club competitions for the next seven (7) years”. Several articles have been non-respected by the clubs and its manager and they are sanctioned for fraud, bribery and/or corruption as well as violation of the integrity of matches and competitions.

This sanction occurs following a game in Europa League against the French club, Girondins de Bordeaux. The game has been played for the second round of Europa League qualifications in 2018.

Reading the statement of UEFA, you will be able to understand the rules which have been violated.–cedb-decisions-on-fk-ventspils/

Moreover, we invite all players, staffs, and fans to read the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations created by the UEFA clicking on the following link :

Apart of this decision, a Russian referee also got a sanction of 10 years ban from “exercising any refereeing activity at national and international level“.

To know more about the most recent sanctions at European level, we invite you to visit, and check the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) decisions.

Source : UEFA