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CAS dismisses Beşiktaş appeal

Published: Tuesday 10 July 2012, 11.27CET
The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has dismissed an appeal by Turkish club Beşiktaş JK against sanctions imposed by the UEFA Appeals Body on 30 May 2012.
CAS dismisses Beşiktaş appeal
CAS has confirmed the UEFA Appeals Body verdict ©UEFA.com

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Published: Tuesday 10 July 2012, 11.27CET

CAS dismisses Beşiktaş appeal

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has dismissed an appeal by Turkish club Beşiktaş JK against sanctions imposed by the UEFA Appeals Body on 30 May 2012.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has dismissed an appeal by Turkish club Beşiktaş JK against the decision by the UEFA Appeals Body of 30 May 2012.

CAS has confirmed the sanctions imposed by the UEFA Appeals Body. Consequently, Beşiktaş JK are excluded from the next two UEFA club competitions for which they qualify in the next five seasons; the exclusion for the second competition is suspended for a probationary period of five years; Besiktas JK are also fined €200,000, of which €100,000 is suspended for a probationary period of five years.

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