23 clubs, including Turkish side Fenerbahce, Russia’s Rubin
Kazan and Romania’s Dinamo Bucharest and Rapid Bucharest are facing
sanctions from Europe’s football governing body Union
of European Football Associations (UEFA)
According to UEFA, the 23 failed to comply with its Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules and for that it has withheld prize money further to investigations.
In 2009, UEFA's Executive Committee unanimously approved a financial fair play concept for the game's well-being. The concept has also been supported by the entire football family, with its principal objectives being:
introduce more discipline and rationality in club football finances;
• to decrease pressure on salaries and transfer fees and limit inflationary effect;
• to encourage clubs to compete with(in) their revenues;
• to encourage long-term investments in the youth sector and infrastructure;
• to protect the long-term viability of European club football;
• to ensure clubs settle their liabilities on a timely basis.
The 23 teams have been found to have overdue payments to other teams, their own employees or social/tax authorities and their payments.
The affected clubs include;
FK Borac Banja Luka, FK Sarajevo & FK Zeljeznicar (Bosnia
and Herzegovina), PFC CSKA Sofia
(Bulgaria), HNK Hajduk Split, NK Osijek (Croatia), Atletico Madrid & Malaga (Spain), Maccabi Netanya (Israel), FK Shkendija 79 (Macedonia), Floriana FC (Malta), FK Buducnost Podgorica & FK Rudar
Pjevlja (Montenegro), Ruch Chorzow
Others include; Sporting
Clube de Portugal (Portugal), Dinamo
Bucharest, FC Rapid Bucharest & FC Vaslui (Romania), Rubin Kazan (Russia), FK Partizan, K
Vojvodina (Serbia), Eskisehirspor &