Soccer-Metalist remain barred from Champions League (Reuters)

(Adds details) ZURICH, Aug 16 (Reuters) – Metalist Kharkiv’s request to be provisionally reinstated to the Champions League pending an appeal against the Ukraine club’s 2013/14 European ban was turned down by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Friday. The decision means Greek team PAOK Salonika, beaten by Metalist in the previous qualifying round, will face Germany’s Schalke 04 in the two-legged playoff tie later this month as ruled by European governing body UEFA earlier this week. …

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