22 Dec 2012

Malaga to be banned from Europe

5:26 pm on 22 December 2012

The Spanish football club Malaga have been banned from European competition for at least one season because of unpaid bills.

The suspension will not affect their campaign this season, as they aim for the Champions League last eight, but any time in the next four seasons should they again qualify for Europe.

The ban has been issued by football governing body Uefa, which is seeking to stop clubs spending beyond their means through Financial Fair Play.

Malaga lie fourth in La Liga.