CAS set date for Sion hearing

25 October 2011 10:17

The Court of Arbitration for Sport have set November 24 as the date for their hearing into the dispute between FC Sion and UEFA.

The Swiss club were thrown out of the Europa League on September 2 after being found guilty of fielding ineligible players in their play-off match against Celtic, who were installed in the group stage in their place.

UEFA have since rejected numerous attempts by the club to regain their place via the Swiss civil court in the Canton of Vaud, insisting that the CAS is the only authority with jurisdiction over the matter.

The hearing date is subject to all parties' availability, and a statement on UEFA's website read: "UEFA has constantly insisted on the need for a rapid decision on the merits of the case and has therefore already confirmed its availability, in an effort to respect all of the dates proposed by the CAS."

Source: PA

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