Turkish football clubs investigated by UEFA

Thursday, May 22, 2014

GENEVA - European football's governing body has launched a disciplinary investigation on Wednesday into alleged match fixing by two Turkish football clubs.

UEFA is investigating Eskisehirspor and Sivasspor for allegations of match fixing during a Spor Toto Super League game in the 2010-2011 season.

Both teams have qualified for the UEFA Europa League but the tournament's regulations ban clubs that are in any way involved in match fixing, whether directly or indirectly.

Turkey's match fixing scandal emerged after the 2010-11 football season, when Istanbul's Fenerbahce won the Turkish league. In August 2013 the Court of Arbitration for Sports approved UEFA's decision to ban Fenerbahce for two seasons and another Istanbul team, Besiktas, from European tournaments for a season because of match fixing activities.

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