Ukrainian Premier League Club Metalist Kharkiv Appeals To CAS Over UEFA Ban
The Court of Arbitration for Sport said that Ukrainian Premier League club Metalist Kharkiv has appealed to CAS over its "one season ban from European competition," according to Brian Homewood of REUTERS. CAS announced Metalist had made "an urgent request for provisional measures … to obtain the temporary stay of the UEFA decision excluding the Ukrainian club from UEFA competitions … and its reinstatement in such competitions." Metalist, due to face Bundesliga side Schalke 04 in the two-legged Champions League playoff round later this month, was "expelled by UEFA on Wednesday." Greek side PAOK Salonika, "the team Metalist eliminated in the third qualifying round," has replaced them as Schalke's opponents (REUTERS, 8/15).