UEFA closes Chelsea anti-Semitic chants case; fines Red Star

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UEFA will reserve 37,500 seats in the 64,000-capacity final venue for sale to fans

UEFA has ended an investigation into anti-Semitic chants by Chelsea fans at a Europa League game that the club apologized for.

Chelsea could have faced a partial closure of Stamford Bridge in European competition if found guilty - but there was little explanation from European football's governing body for the decision.

After their 2-2 draw in Hungary, Chelsea themselves condemned anyone involved in singing offensive songs. They questioned their "brainpower" and said it "shamed the club".

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UEFA opened disciplinary proceedings against Chelsea on a charge of racist behaviour in January following reports on social media of anti-Semitic chanting coming from the section of Groupama Arena that housed the 1,273 Chelsea supporters who had travelled to Budapest.

UEFA did fine Red Star Belgrade 64,000 euros ($73,000) for "illicit chants" by fans at a Champions League game against Paris Saint-Germain in December. The Argentinian reacted by picking it up and pretending to take a swig from it.

There was an altercation between Harry Kane and Chelsea's Cesar Azpilicueta in which the England captain appeared to put his head towards the Spanish defender after the pair clashed in the first-half. The FA will not retrospectively punish Kane because referee Andre Marriner saw the incident.

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