Why did Russian-Georgian Match Flop? UEFA Investigates

The disciplinary board of the UEFA, European Union of Football Associations, is delving into the reasons why a recent Georgian-Russian meet in Tbilisi, Georgian capital, was a blatant failure which caused a public outrage, an UEFA spokesman said to RIA Novosti.

He flatly did not offer any investigation details and to forecast a verdict, what with acting union rules for considering similar problems. The interviewee refused to say what sanctions might await the host country, saying only that UEFA regulations envisaged reprimands, fines and certain other measures.

The board will base decision-making on reports by the match referee and UEFA delegates who attended the ill-starred meet, and related papers of the Russian and Georgian national football federations. The UEFA spokesman cannot now say even approximately when a verdict may be expected.