Sevilla appeals to UEFA over Europa League loss

Sevilla is challenging UEFA’s refusal to strip Paris Saint-Germain of a Europa League win over the Spanish club following doubts about the registration of the French club’s goalkeeper Apoula Edel.

UEFA says its appeal body will on Monday hear Sevilla’s case to be awarded victory by default. Its disciplinary panel dismissed the Spanish club’s first protest last month.

Sevilla lost 1-0 at home to PSG, then claimed that Cameroon-born Edel’s playing registration broke UEFA rules.

A former agent for Edel made unproven allegations that the keeper submitted false identity documents while playing in Armenia, where he represented the national team, before moving to France.

Edel is listed as 24, but was alleged to be 29-year-old Ambroise Beyamena.