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Fenerbahce handed two-year ban
Fenerbahce have been excluded from European competition for the next two years after losing an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) against a UEFA sanction for match-fixing.
The Turkish side had been due to go into the Europa League following their defeat by Arsenal in the Champions League qualifiers but will now be excluded from that and also from all European competitions next year.
Ukrainian side Metalist Kharkiv's appeal against a one-season exclusion from UEFA's club competitions - also for match-fixing - has also been upheld by CAS.
UEFA welcomed the CAS decisions and will hold a meeting on Thursday to decide which club will take Fenerbahce's place in the Europa League group stage.
UEFA said in a statement: "UEFA welcomes the decisions of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) rejecting the appeals made by Fenerbahce SK and FC Metalist Kharkiv against the UEFA Appeals Body decisions of 15 July 2013 and 14 August 2013 respectively.
"The UEFA Emergency Panel will meet on Thursday afternoon to decide on the consequences the confirmed exclusion of Fenerbahce SK from the 2013/14 UEFA club competitions will have on the UEFA Europa League."
Fenerbahce were banned from the 2011-12 Champions League due to a match-fixing scandal and will now face a further two seasons in the wilderness.
Their current case was heard on June 22 with the ban announced three days later, and they failed in their initial bid to the UEFA Appeals Body on July 15.
While Fener were allowed to play on during their appeal and face the Gunners, Metalist were not and their place went to PAOK Salonika, who were knocked out by Schalke on Tuesday night.
"The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has today dismissed the appeals filed by Fenerbahce SK and FC Metalist Kharkiv against the decisions taken by UEFA to exclude them from the European club competitions," read a CAS statement.
"Due to the urgency of both matters, the CAS Panels have issued their decision without the grounds.
"The full, reasoned awards will be issued as soon as possible."