15.10.2015, 04:44
Kneer and Buzmakov receive one-match suspension

NEWS REPORT: The EHF Court of Handball has released decisions based on direct red card offences in the VELUX EHF Champions League and Men's EHF Cup


Kneer and Buzmakov receive one-match suspension

The EHF Court of Handball has released a decision following disciplinary proceedings initiated due to the direct disqualification of Stefan Kneer from Rhein-Neckar Löwen.

Stefan Kneed was directly disqualified for hitting an opponent in the face during a defensive action which took place at the 42nd minute of the 2015/16 VELUX EHF Champions League Group Phase match: HC Vardar (MKD) vs Rhein-Neckar Löwen (GER) that took place on 10 October 2015.

The EHF Court of Handball finds in substance that although Stefan Kneer had no intention to hurt his opponent, the movement, i.e. hand and forearm in the face, was reckless, violent and does not constitute a normal gesture. Such a behaviour shall thus be sanctioned with a one-match suspension.

Stefan Kneer is therefore not entitled to participate in the 2015/16 VELUX EHF Champions League Group Phase Round 5 match: Rhein‐Neckar Löwen (GER) vs MOL‐Pick Szeged (HUN) taking place on 17 October 2015.

An appeal may be filed with the EHF Court of Appeal within 7 days but shall not have any suspensive effect according to the aforementioned decision.

Medvedi's Buzmakov out for second leg

The EHF body of first instance, i.e. the EHF Court of Handball, has ruled upon disciplinary proceedings opened following the direct red card received by Valentin Buzmakov during the last minute of the 2015/16 EHF Men’s Qualification Round 2 (Leg 1): Permskie Medvedi (RUS) vs Ystads IF (SWE) which took place on 11 October 2015.

The player was directly disqualified for having annihilated a clear chance to score in favour of the opponent by catching the throwing arm of the latter while both players were in the air.

The EHF Court of Handball finds in substance that the player’s foul was intentionally committed in order to prevent a clear opportunity to score in favour of the opposing team in a crucial and decisive moment of the Match. Additionally, not only was the foul not related to a normal defensive action but as reported by the EHF referees the foul was particularly aggressive.

The player is therefore suspended for one match and is thus not entitled to play the second leg of the 2015/16 EHF Men’s Qualification Round 2 taking place on 17 October 2015.

An appeal may be filed with the EHF Court of Appeal within 7 days but shall not have any suspensive effect according to the aforementioned decision.

TEXT: EHF / cor


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