The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) rejected an appeal by Fenerbahce to overturn its match-fixing ban from European competition, approving a two-year suspension against the Yellow Canaries.
“Pursuant to the UEFA decision, which is now confirmed by the CAS, Fenerbahce is excluded from two editions of UEFA club competitions,” the top sports court said in a written statement.
Fenerbahce has announced that it will apply to the Federal Supreme Court of Switzerland against the CAS ruling.
The European football’s governing body welcomed the CAS decision on Fenerbahce, which was to play in the Europa League after losing on aggregate on Aug. 27 to Arsenal in the playoff round.
“UEFA welcomes today’s decisions of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) rejecting the appeals made by Fenerbahce SK and FC Metalist Kharkiv against the UEFA Appeals Body decisions of 15 July 2013 and 14 August 2013 respectively,” UEFA said in a written statement posted on its website. “The UEFA Emergency Panel will meet on Thursday afternoon to decide on the consequences the confirmed exclusion of Fenerbahce SK from the 2013/14 UEFA club competitions will have on the UEFA Europa League,” the statement added.