Uefa has Nikola Mijailovic’s appeal against the ban he received for racially abusing Blackburn striker Benni McCarthy.
The Wisla Krakow defender was punished following the incident in the Uefa Cup game against Rovers on 19 October.
“This is the first case to be heard since Uefa changed its disciplinary statutes in line with Fifa’s new guidelines on racism in football,” UEFA spokesman William Gaillard said.
“Any player found guilty of racial abuse will be banned for five matches in the case of a first offence, unless they can offer a credible defence such as, for example, not being able to speak the language that they are accused of having abused the other person in.
“We are determined to eradicate racism.
“We still have to see what it will take to do that, but we are determined to go all the way.”