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Slavia punished by UEFA for fan misconduct, plans to appeal

March 28, 2019
FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019 file photo, Slavia's Ondrej Kudela, left, challenges Genk's Leandro Trossard, right, during the Europa League Round of 32 first leg soccer match between Slavia Praha and KRC Genk at the Sinobo stadium in Prague, Czech Republic. Slavia Prague says it is planning to appeal a UEFA decision to punish the Czech club for their fans throwing objects on the pitch during this Europa League game. Slavia on Thursday, March 28 says it just learned from UEFA it has to partially close its stadium during another Europa League match, a quarterfinal against Chelsea on April 11. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek, file)

PRAGUE (AP) — Slavia Prague says it will appeal a UEFA decision to punish the Czech club for their fans throwing objects onto the field during a Europa League game.

Slavia said Thursday it has been informed by UEFA that a section of its stadium must be partially closed for the upcoming Europa League quarterfinal against Chelsea.

The ruling by UEFA’s disciplinary panel came just as Slavia announced that the game on April 11 is sold out.

The sections in the stadium used by Slavia’s hardcore fans are affected by the punishments.

The incidents took place during a 0-0 draw with Genk in the first leg of the round of 32 on Feb. 14.

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