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Manchester United out of Champions League for sure now

06 Jan 2012 08:54:44

Manchester United out of Champions League for sure now

FIFA have confirmed the Swiss Football Association will not be suspended, ending any lingering chance of Manchester United being reinstated into the Champions League. The world governing body had given a deadline of January 13 for the SFV to take action against Sion for breaking a transfer embargo. That action came on December 30, when they docked the club 36 points - three for each game in which one of the six illegally signed and therefore ineligible players featured. Miserable night: Manchester United crashed out of Europe in Basle last month A FIFA statement read: 'The FIFA emergency committee decided 5 January 2012 to consider the requirements established by the FIFA executive committee on 16 December 2011 as fulfilled by the Swiss Football Association (SFV) and that the SFV will consequently not be suspended in relation to the FIFA executive committee's decision of 16 December. 'However, FIFA has requested the SFV to keep the international football governing body informed on any future developments with regards to this matter.' The ratification from FIFA means Basle will remain in the Champions League and ends any hope of a reprieve for United, who were knocked out by the Swiss side.  Manchester City are going nowhere! Sir Alex warns United fans neighbours will get even louderEXCLUSIVE: Fergie wants Lampard... and Chelsea legend is ready to talk to UnitedAll the latest Manchester United news, features and opinion  Share this article: FacebookTwitterGoogle+MessengerLinkedInDigg itNewsvineFarkNowpublicRedditPrint articleEmail article Add your commentsComments (0)No comments have so far been submitted. Why not be the first to send us your thoughts,or debate this issue live on our message boards. 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