UEFA has excluded Trabzonspor from participating in European football for one season on Wednesday. The leader in Turkey is being penalized for violating the Financial Fair Play rules.
UEFA came to a conditional settlement with Trabzonspor in May 2016 after breaking the rules. The club then escaped a suspension, but had to be able to demonstrate that the finances for the 2019 financial year would be in order.
According to the European Football Association, this is not the case. That is why UEFA decided to exclude Trabzonspor from European football for a season. If the club does not qualify for the Champions League or the Europa League in the next two years, the penalty will be canceled.
Trabzonspor is on the way to a European ticket, because the team of coach Hüseyin Cimsir leads the league with 53 points on goal difference. The champion will qualify directly for the Champions League, while the number two may enter the preliminary rounds of the million ball.
The Turkish Süper Lig has been on hold for some time due to the corona crisis, but will resume on June 12. The Trabzonspor of former Eredivisie player Bilal Basacikoglu will play an away match against number eight Göztepe on Friday.
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