Court of Arbitration for Sport rejects Malaga appeal against UEFA

Malaga produced a magnificent first Champions League campaign and were moments away from securing a place in the semi-finals of the tournament before being knocked out by two late goals from Borussia Dortmund, who ended up as beaten finalists.

updated: June 12, 2013 15:55 IST
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Madrid: The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) upheld the decision taken by European soccer body UEFA last December to prohibit Spanish Primera Liga side Malaga from playing in next season's Europa League.

The CAS ruling Tuesday backs UEFA' s decision to exclude the Spanish club from playing in Europe for a season as a result of their financial fair play rules, reports Xinhua.

The original decision was taken on December 21 as Malaga still owed money to players and also to clubs from which they had purchased players who in the previous season had taken the club to a historic fourth place finish and a place in this season's Champions League.

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