UEFA Withholds Prize Money From Six Clubs Over Outstanding Payments
UEFA "has suspended prize money payments to six teams in its latest move to force clubs to behave in a financially responsible manner," according to Brian Homewood of REUTERS. UEFA said that the six clubs "had outstanding payments owed to other clubs, employees, social security or tax authorities." The clubs were Astra Ploiesti (Romania), Metalurg Donetsk (Ukraine), Hajduk Split (Croatia), HSK Zrinjski (Bosnia), Skonto FC (Latvia) and Trabzonspor (Turkey). UEFA said that "the sanctions would remain in force until the clubs settled their payments in full" (REUTERS, 9/20).