MOSCOW, September 28 (RIA Novosti)
Torpedo Moscow have been kicked out of the Russian Cup after unruly fans caused Wednesday's match against Dynamo Moscow to be called off, the Russian FA announced Friday.
The FA's disciplinary body convened Friday to award Dynamo a 3-0 technical victory after the match was canceled with both sets of fans throwing flares onto the pitch.
"In accordance with article 102 of the Russian Football Union disciplinary rules, Torpedo Moscow are handed a defeat," said Vladimir Katkov, the head of the disciplinary committee.
The club also received a $10,000 fine, with Dynamo given a $6,300 penalty.
In addition, Torpedo, who play in the second tier, must play their next three games behind closed doors.
Dynamo had been leading 2-1 on a brace from defender Vladimir Rykov when the referee took the teams off the pitch on 51 minutes at the Eduard Streltsov stadium.
Before the game, scuffles between fans broke out, resulting in the detention of more than 25 supporters, who were later released.
The match had been interrupted for 10 minutes in the first half due to pyrotechnics, but was restarted after the team captains pleaded with the fans to behave.
Dynamo face FC Khimki, also of the second tier, in the round of 16.
handed a technical 3-0 defeat by the Russian FA on Friday after a Russian Cup game against Dynamo Moscow had been stopped in the second half.
Dynamo had been leading 2-1 on a brace from defender Vladimir Rykov.
“In accordance with article 102 of the Russian Football Union disciplinary rules Torpedo Moscow is handed a defeat and a fine of 300,000 rubles is imposed,” said Vladimir Katkov, head of the FA’s disciplinary committee.
“According to article 114 Torpedo and Dynamo are each fined 200,000 rubles for the use of pyrotechnics," Katkov said.
“Torpedo will play the next three home games without supporters, which is the main sanction.”
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