Celtic protests over Sion matches accepted

UEFA's Control and Disciplinary Body accepted the two protests by Celtic FC against the validity of their play-off games against FC Sion and awarded both to the Scottish side by forfeit.

UEFA's Control and Disciplinary Body has accepted Celtic's protests over the Sion matches
UEFA's Control and Disciplinary Body has accepted Celtic's protests over the Sion matches ©Sportsfile

The UEFA Control and Disciplinary Body today dealt with the two protests lodged by Celtic FC against the validity of their UEFA Europa League play-off ties played against FC Sion on 18 and 25 August.

The Scottish club questioned the eligibility of a number of the Sion players who participated in these matches, with the Swiss side winning 3-1 on aggregate. The Control and Disciplinary Body accepted both protests and decided to award both ties to Celtic by forfeit (3-0).

As a consequence, Celtic are qualified for the UEFA Europa League group stage. An appeal can be lodged against these decisions within three days of receipt of the written grounds for the decisions.