Fenerbahce, Besiktas banned by UEFA over match-fixing

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Tuenday's ruling means Fenerbahce will be barred from next season's Champions League and Besiktas will miss out on the Europa League, reports Xinhua. Both bans were connected with match-fixing in domestic games in 2011.

The Istanbul-based Besiktas was summoned by the Control and Disciplinary Body of UEFA last week regarding charges first leveled against the club at the end of the 2010-11 season.

Actions against Besiktas was taken in relation to match-fixing activities which are alleged to have taken place during the 2011 Turkish Cup final.

The decision came as a shock for Turkish football as two giant clubs will not be able to represent the country in European competitions.

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