Soccer-Metalist expelled from Champions League by UEFA (Reuters)

(Updates with PAOK replacing Metalist) Aug 14 (Reuters) – Metalist Kharkiv, due to play Schalke 04 in the Champions League playoff round next week, have been kicked out of the competition over a domestic match-fixing case dating back to 2008, UEFA said on Wednesday. The decision by UEFA’s appeals committee came 10 days after Metalist lost an appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). Last year’s Ukrainian league runners-up will be replaced by Greek side PAOK, the team they beat in the third qualifying round. …

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