Friday 6 June 2014 19.54CETTurkish teams Eskişehirspor and Sivasspor are not eligible to participate in the 2014/15 UEFA Europa League following a decision from the UEFA Appeals Body.
Wednesday 28 May 2014 18.38CETUEFA has welcomed today's decision of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) confirming the involvement of Malta's Kevin Sammut in an attempt to manipulate the outcome of the 2006/08 UEFA European Football Championship Group C qualifying match between Norway and Malta (4-0) in Oslo on 2 June 2007. With this decision, CAS confirmed the ten-year suspension imposed by the UEFA Control and Disciplinary Body on 17 August 2012. CAS nevertheless rejected the life ban imposed by the UEFA Appeals Body on 03 December 2012, considering that "a ten-year ban from any football related-activity is commensurate to Mr Sammut's infraction of the rules".
Wednesday 21 May 2014 18.21CETUEFA has today opened disciplinary proceedings against Turkish clubs Eskişehirspor and Sivasspor. The UEFA Appeals Body will review each of these cases before communicating its decisions. Proceedings have been opened against Eskişehirspor and Sivasspor on the basis of Articles 2.07.g), 2.08 and 2.09 of the 2014/15 UEFA Europa League Regulations, regarding the admission criteria for participation in UEFA competitions. According to Article 2.07.g) of the 2014/15 UEFA Europa League Regulations, to be eligible to participate in a competition a club must "not have been directly and/or indirectly involved, since the entry into force of Article 50(3) of the UEFA Statutes, i.e. 27 April 2007, in any activity aimed at arranging or influencing the outcome of a match at national or international level and must confirm this to the UEFA administration in writing". Both cases will be heard by UEFA's Appeals Body on Monday 2 and Tuesday 3 June at the House of European Football in Nyon, Switzerland. UEFA applies a "zero-tolerance" principle as regards the participation of clubs in UEFA competitions which have been involved in match-fixing activities. All hearings will be closed to the media and no access to the UEFA premises will be granted during the proceedings.