EHF Court of Handball decisions
The Court of Handball has released three decisions in connection with the fifth round match of the 2018/19 VELUX EHF Champions League Group Phase between PGE Vive Kielce (POL) and HC Vardar (MKD).
Direct Disqualification of Vuko Borozan, HC Vardar (MKD)
Vuko Borozan received a direct red card in the 13:05 minute of the match for having hit an opponent in the face with his forearm while in a defensive position.
The Court of Handball found the player’s behaviour aggressive, reckless and unrelated to any acceptable and usual defensive action and as such, it endangered the opponent’s physical integrity.
In accordance with the EHF List of Penalties, the player is suspended for one match and is therefore not entitled to participate in the 2018/19 VELUX EHF Champions League match: HC Vardar (MKD) vs. HC Meshkov Brest (BLR) taking place on 3 November 2018.
Any appeal against this decision shall not have any suspensive effect.
Direct Disqualification of Alex Dujshebaev, PGE Vive Kielce (POL)
Alex Dujshebaev was directly disqualified in the 34:40 minute of the match for having pushed an opponent following a foul.
The Court of Handball panel did not find the gesture to be particularly aggressive nor reckless, it did not present any risk for the opponent’s physical integrity and thus decided that the sole disqualification of the player from the match is adequate to the specific circumstances of the case and thus that no further sanction beyond the direct disqualification shall therefore be imposed.
Unsportsmanlike Behaviour of Timur Dibirov, HC Vardar (MKD)
Timur Dibirov made an offensive gesture to spectators while leaving the playing court after the match.
The Court of Handball found such attitude contrary to the principle of fair play and sportsmanship to be displayed at any time.
These principles are exposed in Article 2, Introduction of the VELUX EHF Champions League Regulations and the EHF Code of Conduct in particular.
The player was fined €3,000 for his conduct, with €1,000 is deferred for a probationary period of two years.
All three decisions may be appealed to the Court of Appeal within seven days.