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UEFA bans Swiss club Sion from European football for next two seasons

UEFA bans Swiss club Sion from European football for next two seasons
From ESPN - April 16, 2018

Sion have been banned from European football for two seasons and fined 235,000 (203,000) for breaching UEFA's club licensing criteria.

European football's governing body said the Swiss Super League club owed French Ligue 2 side Sochaux 950,000 (820,000) following the signing of Ishmael Yartey and -- under club licensing and financial fair play regulations -- should not have taken part in any of this season's UEFA competitions.

However, Sion played a two-legged Europa League third qualifying round match against Lithuania's Suduva -- which they lost 4-1 on aggregate -- last summer.

A UEFA statement read: "The club is excluded from participating in the next UEFA club competition for which it would otherwise qualify in the next two (2) seasons (i.e. 2018/19 and 2019/20 seasons). The Swiss club has also been fined 235,000.''

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