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UEFA accepts Turkish clubs in Champions League

UEFA accepts Turkish clubs in Champions League

UEFA says Turkish clubs Fenerbahce and Trabzonspor can play in next season's Champions League despite their involvement in a widespread match-fixing probe.
UEFA says the investigation is "a complex case which is still evolving" but "there is nothing according to the UEFA statutes or regulations" to refuse entry.
However, UEFA warns that clubs can be kicked out of the Champions League or banned in future seasons "if it transpires (they) obtained qualification via manipulated or fixed matches."
Prosecutors have charged dozens of suspects, including league champion Fenerbahce's president, over corruption allegations involving 19 games.
Runner-up Trabzonspor is in Friday's Champions League third qualifying round draw.


Updated : 2021-06-22 01:13 GMT+08:00