31 Oct 2013

CSKA forced to close part of their stadium for next match

10:11 am on 31 October 2013

The Russian football club CSKA Moscow must close part of their stadium for their next Champions League home game following the racist abuse hurled at Manchester City's Yaya Toure by their fans last week.

UEFA also said that their venue director for CSKA's Arena Khimka has been "relieved of his duties" for failing to stop play and issue a warning over the public address system as laid down in UEFA guidelines.

The referee was absolved of any blame.

Toure, who added that black players could boycott the 2018 World Cup in Russia if the country does not tackle the issue, reported the incidents to the referee during the game but no action was taken.