Estudiantes and Vélez were sanctioned by CONMEBOL: the reasons




El Pincha must pay a fine of $30,000 for an infraction of articles 9 and 17 of the Disciplinary Code. El Fortín, for its part, will have to pay $35,000 as the sum of four infractions.


New sanctions of CONMEBOL for Argentine clubs. The governing body of South American football punished Students from La Plata Already Velez Sarsfield with economic fines for different infractions. The Pincha must pay 30,000 dollarswhile the Fort will have to pay 35,000.

Students was sanctioned for the racist gestures of some fans against supporters of Red Bull Bragantino in Brazil. The articles of the CONMEBOL Disciplinary Code that Pincha violated were 9 and 17. The 9 indicates that “Clubs are responsible for the behavior of their players, officials, members, the attending public, fans, as well as any other person who exercises or could exercise on their behalf any function during the preparation, organization or celebration of a match soccer”. Article 17, for its part, is an article that attempts against discrimination.

Vélez received was fined for four infractions: article 10.2 literal b) of the Disciplinary Code ($10,000), article 10.2 literal c) of the CONMEBOL Disciplinary Code and article 19 literal e) of the Safety Regulations ($5,000), article 4.5.1.1 of the CONMEBOL Libertadores 2022 Club Manual ($15,000) and article 7.3.4.1 of the CONMEBOL Libertadores 2022 Club Manual ($5,000).

Velez Students

The sanction of CONMEBOL for Students

The Sole Judge of the CONMEBOL Disciplinary Commission, RESOLVES

1st. TO IMPOSE THE SILVER STUDENTS CLUB a fine of USD 30,000 (THIRTY THOUSAND DOLLARS AMERICAN) for the infraction of articles 9 and 17 of the CONMEBOL Disciplinary Code. The amount of this fine will be automatically deducted from the amount to be received by the CONMEBOL Club for Television or Sponsorship rights.

2nd. EXPRESSLY NOTICE CLUB ESTUDIANTES DE LA PLATA that in case of repetition of any infringement of sports discipline of the same or similar nature to the one that has caused this procedure, the provisions of Art. 31 of the CONMEBOL Disciplinary Code will apply, and the consequences that could derive from it.

3rd. NOTIFY the STUDENTS CLUB OF LA PLATA.

An appeal against this decision may be made before the CONMEBOL Appeals Commission within a period of 7 (seven) calendar days from the day following the notification of this decision with grounds in accordance with Article 67.2 of the CONMEBOL Disciplinary Code. The appeal must comply with the formalities required in article 67.4 and following of the CONMEBOL Disciplinary Code. Pursuant to Art. 67.5 of the CONMEBOL Disciplinary Code, the appeal fee of USD. 3,000 (THREE THOUSAND US DOLLARS) must be paid by bank transfer.

The sanction of CONMEBOL for Vélez

1st. TO IMPOSE CLUB ATLÉTICO VÉLEZ SARSFIELD a fine of USD 10,000 (TEN THOUSAND US DOLLARS) for infraction of article 10.2 literal b) of the CONMEBOL Disciplinary Code. The amount of this fine will be automatically deducted from the amount to be received by the CONMEBOL Club for Television or Sponsorship rights.

2nd. TO IMPOSE CLUB ATLÉTICO VÉLEZ SARSFIELD a fine of USD 5,000 (FIVE THOUSAND US DOLLARS) for infraction of article 10.2 literal c) of the CONMEBOL Disciplinary Code and article 19 literal e) of the CONMEBOL Safety Regulations. The amount of this fine will be automatically deducted from the amount to be received by the CONMEBOL Club for Television or Sponsorship rights.

3rd. TO IMPOSE CLUB ATLÉTICO VÉLEZ SARSFIELD a fine of USD 15,000 (FIFTEEN THOUSAND US DOLLARS) for violation of article 4.5.1.1 of the CONMEBOL Libertadores 2022 Club Manual. The amount of this fine will be automatically deducted from the amount to be received by the Club from CONMEBOL for Television or Sponsorship rights.

4th. TO IMPOSE CLUB ATLÉTICO VÉLEZ SARSFIELD a fine of USD 5,000 (FIVE THOUSAND US DOLLARS) for infraction of article 7.3.4.1 of the CONMEBOL Libertadores 2022 Club Manual. The amount of this fine will be automatically deducted from the amount to be received by the Club from CONMEBOL for Television or Sponsorship rights.

5th. IMPOSE CLUB ATLÉTICO VÉLEZ SARSFIELD a Warning for violation of article 5.9 of the CONMEBOL Libertadores 2022 Club Manual.

6º EXPRESSLY WARN CLUB ATLÉTICO VÉLEZ SARSFIELD that in case of repetition of any infringement of the sports discipline of the same or similar nature to the one that has caused this procedure, the provisions of Art. 31 of the CONMEBOL Disciplinary Code will apply, and the consequences that could derive from it.

7th. NOTIFY CLUB ATLÉTICO VÉLEZ SARSFIELD.

An appeal against this decision may be made before the CONMEBOL Appeals Commission within a period of 7 (seven) calendar days counted from the day following the notification of the grounds for this decision in accordance with Article 67.2 of the CONMEBOL Disciplinary Code. The appeal must comply with the formalities required in article 67.4 and following of the CONMEBOL Disciplinary Code. Pursuant to Art. 67.5 of the CONMEBOL Disciplinary Code, the appeal fee of USD. 3,000 (THREE THOUSAND US DOLLARS) must be paid by bank transfer.

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