Press releases 7th July 2016

The appeal by KS Skenderbeu is dismissed by the CAS

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) dismissed today the urgent appeal filed by Klubi Sportiv Skenderbeu against the decision issued by the UEFA Appeals Body on 1 June 2016 (the UEFA Decision) in which the Albanian club was declared ineligible to participate in the UEFA Champions League competition 2016/2017 following an investigation into match-fixing. KS Skenderbeu was seeking a ruling from the CAS overturning the UEFA decision and declaring its eligibility to compete in the UEFA Champions League competition 2016/2017.

The parties had agreed to an expedited arbitration procedure with a hearing on 4 July 2016 in Lausanne. The CAS Panel in charge of this matter has dismissed the appeal and has confirmed the UEFA decision of 1 June 2016. The arbitral award with the grounds will be notified to the parties concerned in a few weeks and will be published on the CAS website.

• This media release was originally published by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on 6 July 2016. To access the original, please click here.

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