SBD Global/June 26, 2013/Leagues and Governing Bodies
UEFA Bans Turkish Clubs Fenerbahçe, Besiktas In Match-Fixing Investigation
UEFA on Tuesday banned Turkish sides Fenerbahçe and Besiktas from European competition after an investigation into match-fixing allegations. Turkish league runner-up Fenerbahçe is excluded from participating in the next three UEFA club competitions for which it qualifies, including the '13-14 Champions League. The ban for the third season is deferred for a probationary period of five years. Besiktas, which finished third, is banned from next year's Europa League. UEFA also ruled Romanian champion Steaua Bucharest out of the next European competition it qualifies for, a sanction deferred for a probationary period of five years for a breach of Champions League participation regulations (UEFA).
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