Romanian club asks CAS for relegation reprieve
Romanian club Concordia Chiajna has asked the Court of
Arbitration for Sport for a reprieve from relegation from the top
division, which resumes play this week, because of a rival’s
CAS says Concordia has appealed against Romanian Football
Federation decisions, and requests an urgent interim ruling.
On Saturday, Concordia lost a relegation playoff against
mid-table Rapid Bucharest, which was denied a license by the
federation for financial reasons. Unlicensed clubs are typically
punished by automatic relegation.
CAS says Concordia argues that Rapid should not have been
eligible for the playoff match.
Rapid’s financial issues led UEFA in May to impose a one-season
suspension from European club competitions and a ?100,000
In a second Romanian case at CAS this month, Universitatea Cluj
successfully challenged its relegation order.