UEFA expel Metalist Kharkiv for match-fixing

Ukrainian club Metalist Kharkiv have been disqualified from European competitions for the 2013-14 season following a match-fixing investigation, UEFA has confirmed.

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UEFA announced the sanction which could see Metalist miss the Champions League despite winning their way through to the play-off stages.

The UEFA appeals body announced its decision after a hearing in Nyon, Switzerland where the club submitted statements and the governing body's disciplinary inspector submitted statements and documents.

Ukrainian club Metalist Kharkiv have been disqualified from European competitions for the 2013-14 season following a match-fixing investigation, UEFA has confirmed.

UEFA announced the sanction which could see Metalist miss the Champions League despite winning their way through to the play-off stages.

The UEFA appeals body announced its decision after a hearing in Nyon, Switzerland where the club submitted statements and the governing body's disciplinary inspector submitted statements and documents.

A statement on the UEFA website stated the governing body's executive committee would hold a meeting later today to "consider the consequences of the decision on the competition".

Metalist were charged under articles 2.04g, 2.05 and 2.10 of the Regulations of the UEFA Champions League 2013/14, regarding the admission criteria for participation in UEFA competitions.

The articles relate to match-fixing and also allow for UEFA to bring disciplinary proceedings and impose sanctions.



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