Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Atletico Madrid banned for 2 games in Europe

Spanish club,Atletico Madrid has been ordered by UEFA to play their next two games away from Madrid in the Champions League.

This also included the visit of Liverpool and the return of Fernando Torres to Vicente Calderon.

Along with the 2 game ban to play their next games 300kms away from Madrid,they were fined 150,000 euros.

The reason for this ban is the crowd trouble and racist abuse in their game against Marseille.

Undoubtedly so, Atletico will challenge the ruling and claim to have the backing of the Spanish Football Federation.

They also face the possibility of losing out on a third game if there is any more trouble at Vicente Calderon during the next 5 years.

This is the hardest punishment given to a club in Europe for racist behaviour.

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