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

(Adds Metalist reaction) BERNE, Aug 14 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s Metalist Kharkiv, due to play Schalke 04 in the Champions League playoff round later this month, 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). Metalist, runners-up in last season’s Ukrainian Premier League, have already knocked Greek side PAOK out of the competition and were due to visit Schalke on Aug. 21 with the return on Aug. 27. …

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