FIFA threatens to ban Switzerland over Sion case
FIFA has threatened to suspend Switzerland from world football
if its national association does not discipline litigious club FC
Sion by Jan. 13.
If the suspension took effect, Swiss champion FC Basel would be
prevented from playing Bayern Munich in the Champions League round
of 16 in February.
Basel advanced ahead of Manchester United, which would logically
Sion has breached football’s rules by launching a series of
civil court actions against UEFA since being expelled from the
Europa League last month for fielding ineligible players.
FIFA says Sion has acted in a ”legally abusive manner.”
FIFA on Saturday ordered Switzerland’s Football Association to
enforce a ban on registering six Sion players signed during a