Following the disciplinary proceedings opened against FC Metalist Kharkiv under Articles 2.04g, 2.05 and 2.10 of the Regulations of the UEFA Champions League 2013/14, regarding the admission criteria for participation in UEFA competitions, the UEFA Appeals Body today announced its decision related to the Ukrainian club.
The UEFA Appeals Body carefully analysed the statements and documents submitted by the club, as well as the statements and documents submitted by the UEFA Disciplinary Inspector and reached the following decision:
• FC Metalist Kharkiv are disqualified from the 2013/14 UEFA competitions.
The club has the opportunity to appeal the decision of the UEFA Appeals Body to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).
In the meantime, the UEFA Emergency Panel – which is composed of five members of the UEFA Executive Committee – will hold a meeting later today to consider the consequences of the decision on the competitions.
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