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SBD Global/June 19, 2013/International Football

UEFA General Secretary Gianni Infantino Defends Malaga Ban, Rejected Appeal

UEFA President Michel Platini addressed 50 journalists in Jersualem on Tuesday and was asked about the decision to reject Malaga's appeal against the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) regarding the club's ban from continental competition, according to Juan Jimenéz of AS. Platini allowed UEFA General Secretary Gianni Infantino to address Malaga. Infantino: "Malaga's process has followed the same process as any other club. There is a financial control body that has worked since 2010 on the clubs' economic situations. Malaga has been treated exactly like any other club, be it Spanish, Italian or whatever. Our objective is not to exclude clubs from European competitions, but we do test for economic stability. Malaga was sanctioned and the CAS ratified the sanction" (AS, 6/18).
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