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Russia: point deduction for Zenit St. Petersburg

Russland: Punktabzug fur Zenit St. PetersburgCoach Spaletti commits after deliberate violation © SID-IMAGES/Getty Images /.

The Russian Football Federation has punished a violation of Zenit St. Petersburg, to have nominated a youth player in the squad with a point deduction and a fine.

Moscow (SID) - the Russian Football Union (RFS) has punished a violation of the double winner Zenit St. Petersburg with penalised and a fine. Because the UEFA-Cup-winner of 2008 in the League game on Saturday against CSKA Moscow (1: 1) are not your own youth squad players had the Association evaluated the game CSKA 3-0 after the fact. In addition, the RFS grumbled to a fine of 5,000 euros to Zenit.

Coach Luciano Spalletti was to to have intentionally violated the rules. Penalised he had not expected however, said the Italian. Spalletti had deleted his young players from the squad because he held them for not strong enough, it should be a protest action. As a consequence of the affair, the Club sacked coach Vladislav Radimov. The former International had filled the scoresheet.

By the defeat at the green table, Zenit from second to fifth place slips of the table. CSKA occupies third place. After four matches, newly promoted Volga Nizhny Novgorod spearheading the field.