Salzburg loses bid for Champions League reprieve
Sport’s highest court has rejected an urgent request by Salzburg
for reinstatement in the Champions League because it lost to
Fenerbahce, which is implicated in a match-fixing case.
UEFA says it ”notes with satisfaction” that the Court of
Arbitration for Sport on Wednesday denied Salzburg’s request for an
The CAS decision came just ahead of Fenerbahce hosting Arsenal
in the first leg of the playoff round.
Fenerbahce beat Salzburg 4-2 on aggregate in the previous
The Austrian club protested to UEFA, which has allowed
Fenerbahce to play while it appeals at CAS against a two-year ban
from European competitions over a 2011 Turkish match-fixing
CAS began a two-day hearing Wednesday. It has promised a verdict
next Wednesday, one day after Arsenal hosts the return match.