The AFC Disciplinary Committee has fined the Myanmar Football Federation (MFF) a total of USD24,000 as a result of a pitch invasion by spectators after the AFC U-19 Championship quarter-final match on 17 October, between Myanmar and United Arab Emirates at the Youth Training Centre, Yangon, Myanmar.
The AFC Disciplinary Committee has found the MFF
accountable for several violations of the AFC Disciplinary Code and the
AFC U-19 Championship 2014 Regulations, including failure to guarantee
law and order as well as safety at the venue, improper conduct by
spectators and repeated infringements of the Code.
The AFC Disciplinary Committee has also ordered MFF to play
their next representative team match without spectators, with the order
being suspended for a probationary period of two years.
The MFF has been strongly advised by the AFC Disciplinary Committee
to take all action necessary to control their spectators in future
matches, including the Semi Final match on 20 October 2014. The MFFwas
also warned that any further crowd misconduct by their supporters
will lead to the automatic revocation of the suspended sanction of
playing a match without spectators, and the sanction shall be
applied and shall be in addition to a more severe sanction pronounced
for the new infringement. In effect, should Myanmar qualify
for the Final, the match will be played without spectators should
further crowd misconduct occur in the Semi Final.