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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

UEFA stated no authority for Sion

12BET news update for Oct. 12, 2011

UEFA is unable to comply with a Swiss court order that Sion be reinstated to the Europa League, European soccer's governing body said on Tuesday.
UEFA also reiterated that the case should be settled at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), not in a civil court.

The Swiss club, kicked out of the competition for fielding ineligible players and replaced by Celtic, said last week that a civil court in Vaud canton, where UEFA headquarters is based, had ruled that it should be reinstated.But UEFA said it could not reverse a decision made by its independent disciplinary body.
UEFA added that last week's civil court ruling was effectively an injunction valid for 60 days and that Sion would have to ask for a full legal hearing if they wanted to make it permanent.
UEFA added that Sion had signed an agreement recognising UEFA and CAS as the sole authorities for decisions on sporting matters.
Sion signed six new players in the summer despite being subject to a transfer ban imposed by FIFA after being found guilty of inducing an Egyptian player to break his contract with his previous club to join them in 2008.
Sion then fielded some of the players in a Europa League qualifier against Celtic which they won 3-1 on aggregate. -


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