The Turkish Football Federation (TTF) has barred Fenerbahce from this season`s Champions League under pressure from UEFA in connection with a match-fixing investigation, the federation said yesterday. They will be arguably replaced by last season`s runner-up Trabzonspor.
The decision is a further blow for the Turkish league which is reeling from a court investigation of match-fixing allegations involving some of the country`s top clubs.
UEFA had written to the federation on Tuesday saying Fenerbahce must withdraw from the Champions League or the TFF should take the decision to bar them or face a disciplinary investigation the federation statement said.
The champion of Georgia, FC Zestafoni has played 1-1 draw with Austria`s best team SK Sturm Graz. Nikoloz Gelashvili broke the deadlock after 74 minutes of this UEFA Champions League third round qualifying first leg.
Georgia u20 basketball team has become the champion of the B division. The team trained by Davit Ustiashvili, has taken the leading position in the EU Championship qualification round with 22 participants.
Football Club Tbilisi Dynamo defeated Welsh Llanelli 5:0 at the BOris Baichadze national staduim on Thursday. Spanish winger Xisco struck twice as Dinamo Tbilisi overturned Llanelli`s first-leg Europa League qualifying lead to set-up a tie with KR Reykjavik.
Dacia vs. Zestafoni match ended with an accident on the field - after the match held in Chisinau on Wednesday, the main coach of the Moldovan team, Igor Dobrovolsky hit the footballer of Georgian FC Irakli Dzaria in his face.
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Turkey`s police continue to reveal more crimes in the Turkish football - the law enforcers have arrested the coach and the deputy chairperson of the FC Istanbul Beshiktash. The police have also arrested 26 other persons in suspicion of match-fixing.
President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili met with the national team of rugby today and wished the sportsmen success at the upcoming Rugby World Championship. The rugby players will leave for France on July 18th for trainings and then head to New Zealand, where the World Championship will be held.
The scandal, which began at the Archer`s World Championship in Italy, continues. The team of Georgian archers returned to Georgia this morning. The experts do not rule out the women archers may maintain the title of the champions they were deprived after...