25 Aug 2011

Fenerbache banned from Champions League

10:41 am on 25 August 2011

Turkish league winners Fenerbahce have been banned from the Champions League due to an ongoing match-fixing probe which has ensnared the Istanbul football club.

They will be replaced in the tournament by Trabzonspor, last season's Turkish league runners-up, following a meeting of UEFA's emergency panel.

The decision was made after a warning by UEFA that either Fenerbahce should withdraw from the competition or the TFF should ban the club to prevent UEFA starting its own disciplinary investigation.