Fenerbahce in Champions League draw despite ban

Friday's draw is for the third qualifying round but if the full CAS hearing in early August decides to uphold the ban, Fenerbahce's place will be taken by Bursaspor, who finished fourth in the league last season.

updated: July 18, 2013 19:56 IST
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Lausanne: Turkish club Fenerbahce will go into the hat for Friday's Champions League draw, despite being banned for their role in a massive domestic match fixing scandal, the club announced on Thursday.

Fenerbahce appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), which has provisionally overturned the UEFA ban, allowing the club to be included in the draw.

UEFA's disciplinary commission ruled last month that Fenerbahce, Europa League semi-finalists last season, would be barred from the Champions League, while rivals Besiktas would not be allowed to compete in the Europa League.

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