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FC Sion claim another court win

The Swiss club are continuing their fight against expulsion from the Europa League through their country’s civil courts.

FC Sion players celebrate their result over Celtic
FC Sion players celebrate their result over Celtic
Image: CHRIS CLARK/AP/Press Association Images

SWISS SIDE FC Sion are showing no sign of letting up their battle to be reinstated into this season’s Europa League.

The club claimed on Friday that it had secured another court order – this time invalidating all the results from Group I games played on Thursday – having had the same civil court tell UEFA that the team should be allowed take part in the competition earlier this week.

UEFA not only ignored the court’s decision – largely as it had no representation at the hearing – however, it also rejected FC Sion’s appeal through its own channels and insisted that Celtic fulfil the fixtures – as the team beaten by Sion in the play-off.

The club statement read: “After the refusal of Uefa to submit to the Swiss civil court injunction, which ordered on September 13 the immediate rehabilitation of FC Sion in Group I of the Europa League, the civil court of the Canton of Vaud today ruled that no result and placing in Group I of the Europa League could, for the time being, be validated.”

A spokesperson for UEFA told Sky Sports that the governing body was aware of the decision, adding: “We are considering it but we have no comment to make.”

FC Sion were excluded from the Europa League for fielding ineligible players in the competition and are now thought be to seeking compensation of €4 million.

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