Fenerbahce claims interim court victory over UEFA

UEFA expelled Fenerbahce from its competitions last month after judging that club officials fixed matches to win the 2011 Turkish league title.

updated: July 18, 2013 18:42 IST
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Istanbul: Fenerbahce says it has won an emergency ruling from sports' highest court to enter the Champions League despite a UEFA ban for match-fixing.

The Turkish club says in a statement to the Istanbul stock exchange that a two-year ban "has been suspended" by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

CAS said on Wednesday it registered Fenerbahce's appeal against UEFA, and was considering an interim request to freeze sanctions.

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