European football’s governing body UEFA has seized 1.2 million euros ($1.3 million) from Spartak Moscow Football Club over offenses committed in 1996, according to the club's vice president.
Nayal Izmailov wrote on Facebook on Thursday that the money had been taken from the Russian club following the ruling of a court in Nyon, Switzerland.
Izmailov also explained that the court ruling related to an earlier ruling by a Spanish court in 2009 over "documents dating back to 1996."
The club is processing the results of the legal procedure and will take “all necessary measures to appeal,” Izmailov said.
Izmailov also denied earlier reports in Russian state media that the fine related to two matches this summer against Cypriot team AEK Larnaca, in which Spartak broke UEFA regulations by displaying two different commercial sponsors on its kit.