Metalist Kharkiv challenge UEFA ban at CAS

Given that qualifying for this year's competition was already under way, the case was heard directly by UEFA's appeals tribunal, and Metalist were hit with the penalty on Wednesday.

updated: August 16, 2013 09:09 IST
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Lausanne: Disgraced Ukrainian club Metalist Kharkiv have turned to the Court of Arbitration for Sport after being thrown out of this year's Champions League over match-fixing, the Swiss-based tribunal said on Thursday.

In a statement, the CAS said that Metalist had filed an urgent request seeking a temporary stay of the decision by European football's governing body UEFA to axe them.

In addition, the Ukrainians also asked the court to block UEFA's decision to grant their Champions League berth to Greek club PAOK.

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