OFFICIAL STATEMENT: Following his elbowing foul in the previous round the Motor player will miss the Round 9 match of the VELUX EHF Champions League vs Aalborg.
Aflitulin suspended for one game
The EHF Court of Handball has taken a decision following disciplinary proceedings against the player Inal Aflitulin of HC Motor Zaporozhye.
The player was disqualified at the 33”40 minute of the 2014/15 VELUX EHF Champions League Group Phase game: Dunkerque HB Grand Littoral (FRA) vs. HC Motor Zaporozhye (UKR) that took place on 6 December 2014.
The EHF Court of Handball finds in substance that the behaviour deserves further sanction since the foul, i.e. elbow in the face, was intentionally committed against an opponent and likely to endanger the physical health of the latter. In addition, the gesture was not related to the normal course of the match.
Aflitulin is therefore not entitled to participate in the next Group Phase game in which his club will take part, respectively the match Aalborg Handball vs. HC Motor Zaporozhye taking place on 15 February 2015.
An appeal against the present decision shall not have any suspensive effects.
TEXT: EHF / br