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.
Kakha Kaladze might have been involved in match-fixing scandal in Italy - Italy`s prosecutor`s office is investigating the case of several fixed matches, in which the names of several famous footballers and coaches are also mentioned along with Kaladze.
Azerbaijan wants to co-host EURO 2020 with Georgia - Azerbaijan`s media has reported the decision of the The Association of Football Federations of Azerbaijan based on the statement of the announced at a AFFA president Rovnag Abdullayev.
Abkhazian puppet regime has addressed FIFA [The Fédération Internationale de Football Association] to grant the authority for hosting friendly tournaments in Georgia`s breakaway region - Jemal Gubaz, the so-called president of the Abkhazian Football Federation has told Russian news agencies.
Futsal team from the so-called South Ossetia participated in the unofficial tournament of futsal, which was called by its organizers Europe`s championship, along with the teams from Russia, Belarus, Latvia, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Norway and Catalonia.
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It is still unclear if the football club Zestaponi will maintain the title of the 2012 Champion of Georgia - the Executive Committee of the Georgian Football Federation is waiting for the evidence from the FC Zestaponi management...
Germany`s Football Union has begun discussion of the scandalous match between Dusseldorf`s FC Fortuna and Berlin`s Hertha. The responding match was suspended twice and it was qualified as one of the most scandalous matches in history of German football.