Qualification match to be replayed, EHF file claim against decision.
EHF Arbitration Tribunal decision on Swiss protest
After the EHF EURO 2012 qualification match (Qualification 2, Group 7, Round 1) between Russia and Switzerland, played in Chekhov (RUS) on 27 October 2010, the Swiss handball Federation filed a protest.
They disputed the non-compliance of the players’ substitution made by the Swiss team in the last seconds of the match reported by the EHF delegate and sanctioned by the EHF referees.
The EHF Arbitration Tribunal made a decision in the case of the Swiss Handball Federation protest.
The EHF Arbitration Tribunal founds that the Swiss players’ substitution at stake was executed in accordance with the Rules of the Game, and that the decision of the EHF referees made upon the EHF delegate’s information was therefore incorrect.
Due the impact of this decision on the match result, the EHF Arbitration Tribunal decided to annul the result of the match and ordered the replay of the match, organised by the EHF.
EHF to file a claim
The European Handball Federation will file a Claim to the EHF Court of Arbitration against the decision of the Arbitration Tribunal.