17 Dec '11, 5pm

Football: FIFA demands Sion ban: TOKYO: Football's world ruling body FIFA has threatened to ban the Swiss Footba...

Football: FIFA demands Sion ban: TOKYO: Football's world ruling body FIFA has threatened to ban the Swiss Footba...

TOKYO: Football's world ruling body FIFA has threatened to ban the Swiss Football Association if it fails to impose a transfer ban on FC Sion by January 13. The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Thursday upheld a decision by football's European ruling body UEFA to refuse FC Sion re-entry to the Europa League after the Swiss club breached player recruitment rules. Sion had been put under a transfer embargo over the signing of Egyptian goalkeeper Essam El Hadary, but proceeded to sign six players in the summer. Sion then fielded five of the six players during the Europa League play-off tie against Celtic earlier this year and were kicked out of the competition as a result, with UEFA's decision to expel them upheld by the CAS. After being thrown out of the competition the determined Swiss club lodged several appeals with Swiss courts -- a move which appears to have ange...

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