Chelsea to face UEFA disciplinary

GENEVA: UEFA said Friday that Chelsea as well as Didier Drogba and Jose Bosingwa will face European football's disciplinary body on June 17 following incidents in the Champions League tie against Barcelona.

The governing body said it had started disciplinary proceedings against the London club over the "improper conduct of players and the throwing of missiles by their supporters".

Drogba and Bosingwa also face proceedings "for being in breach of the principles of sportsmanship by insulting the referee by making offensive comments," UEFA added in a statement.

Drogba faces potentially severe sanctions over his confrontation with Norwegian referee Tom Henning Ovrebo after Barcelona's injury-time goal sent the London side crashing out of the Champions League semi-final last month.

His case was further aggravated by him screaming an obscenity into a television camera about the official.

UEFA examined both the referee's and the delegate's reports before it decided to refer the case to its Disciplinray and control Body.

The club and both players have until May 29 to file their submissions in the case.