Fc Rostov have been banned from hosting any home matches until the condition of the pitch is improved.
This news came out after the 1-1 draw against Manchester United in the first leg of the europa league round of 16 match, where the manager Jose Mourinho critized the playing surface.
“It is hard for me to believe we are going to play tomorrow in that field – if you can call it a field. I just had a quick contact with one gentleman from Uefa when I was looking at the pitch and when I told him about my concerns, the gentleman told me the players are insured, so if something happens, no problem.”
Fc Rostov have only played a single home match in the Russian premier league following their winter break (which was a goalless encounter). No further matches will take place at olimp-2 stadium the home of Fc Rostov, until the playing conditions improve.
The second leg against Manchester united takes place on Thursday, 16th March at old Trafford. They go into the second leg tied at 1-1.