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MOSCOW, September 30. /TASS/. The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) has decided against launching disciplinary actions over a banana-on-pitch incident during the match between Dutch football club PSV Eindhoven and Russia’s Rostov FC earlier in the week, the press service of Europe’s governing body of football told TASS on Friday.
During the UEFA Champions League’s match between Group D clubs PSV and Rostov on Tuesday night in Russia’s southern city of Rostov-on-Don one of Russian club’s fans cast a banana into the pitch of the 15,900-seat capacity stadium Olimp-2.
"There is no disciplinary case opened following this match," the press service said adding that it had "no further comment to make."
PSV Eindhoven's spokesman Thijs Slegers told TASS on Thursday he hoped that the banana-tossing prankster at the Russian stadium would be identified and punished.
Security and fans’ behavior before, during and after football matches has been on the radar of Russia’s football authorities as the country is currently moving into full swing preparations for hosting the FIFA World Cup in 2018.
Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko, who is also the president of the Russian Football Union (RFU), announced earlier in the week the need of setting up an association uniting all fans’ movements of Russian football clubs.
The previous All-Russian Fans Union (ARFU), established in 2007 and led by Alexander Shprygin, was officially disbanded by a decision made over the weekend at the RFU Conference in Moscow.
The decision to disband the ARFU was made following mass violent disturbances involving Russian football fans during the 2016 UEFA Euro Cup held in France this summer.