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UEFA has dismissed a protest by Norwegian club Kolbotn IL against Malm÷ FF concerning the Swedish side's use of a substitute who was not included on the official match sheet in Saturday's UEFA Women's Cup quarter-final first leg between the two clubs.
UEFA's Control and Disciplinary Body confirmed Malm÷'s 2-0 victory, but fined the Swedish club Ç1,900 for negligence. Malm÷ have until Friday 28 November at midnight CET to lodge an appeal. The return leg takes place on 30 November.
Official match sheet
The UEFA disciplinary body heard that Malm÷ introduced a 64th-minute substitute, Therese J÷nsson, who was not listed on the official match sheet, which led to Kolbotn's protest.
J÷nsson was qualified to play in the competition, and was duly registered with UEFA. Malm÷ said that the player was questioned before the match to determine whether or not she could play. The Swedish club said in its statement that the failure to write the player's name on the official list was due to human error, and apologised for the mistake.
The Control and Disciplinary Body ruled that although Malm÷ had violated the regulations, the situation did not have any influence on the match result, which was confirmed. It considered that the violation was the result of an "administrative shortage, caused by the club's culpable negligence," and decided to fine the club.
NK Osijek survived the qualifying round by defeating Sarajevo 3-0 and the Kazakh team 2-1, despite losing 2-4 to the Welsh team.
In the Group 4 play, they got hammered by the Italians 10-0 and by the Russians 13-0, but managed a 3-3 draw with Budapest before being eliminated from the competition.