Last week, the Court of Appeal negotiations ended in Malmö, where two high-profile match-fixing cases were discussed.

Two of the accused were, before they were arrested and later prosecuted, national team players in futsal.

Suspended since February

One of them, who was charged with gambling fraud and giving a bribe, was acquitted by the district court.

Despite this, he has, since February, been suspended by the Swedish Football Association's disciplinary committee since February.

In September, it was decided that the suspension will apply until February 2027.

The reason for the suspension is that the disciplinary committee believes that the player contributed to an Allsvenskan football player taking a yellow card on purpose - a yellow card that several players bet money on would happen - and that the player bet money on his own matches and other matches in the same series , which is prohibited.

"Violates the right to work"

The player in question denies the accusations, and was thus acquitted in the district court, and hopes for the same in the court of appeal.

And the player's lawyer Mikael Nilsson now tells SVT Sport that they plan to take action in the future.

- If the verdict stands in the Court of Appeal, which I believe and hope, and he is still suspended, we will request that the European Court of Justice try the case.

We believe that it is contrary to the right to work that the European Commission has determined that it has, says Nilsson.

- That is why we will request the European Court of Justice's review.

They can then state whether it is right or wrong, if it is a violation of human rights.

But we believe that it should be so, it can not be the case that an instance can prevent someone from working and earning a living, after a acquittal has been obtained in a court of law.

SvFF compares with doping rules

The Swedish Football Association, however, is not particularly worried about a possible lawsuit in the European Court.

– Det är naturligtvis fritt fram för honom att föra vilka processer han vill, och gör han det får vi naturligtvis ta ställning till vilka argument som förs fram och vilken juridik de lägger till grund och hur vi i så fall bemöter det. Men jag kan ju konstatera att idrotten i stort har en hel del regler av den här karaktären, som innebär att man kan bli fälld av idrotten även om man inte är fälld av en domstol, säger SvFF:s förbundsjurist Christine Stridsberg, och fortsätter:

- You can, among other things, relate to the doping rules, where there is also a very strict, almost strict, responsibility for what you get in you as an athlete, and can be suspended from it even though you can not be convicted in court because you lacks intent.

And doping in particular has been tried before by the European Court of Justice, and there it has been established that there are legitimate reasons for the strict rules in sports.

A decision in the European Court of Justice can have major consequences for the sports world.

It was in the European Court of Justice that the Belgian player Jean-Marc Bosman was right, after previously not being allowed to change clubs after his contract with FC Liege expired.

Following the European Court of Justice's ruling, which has come to be known as the Bosman Dome, players can now change clubs for free after their contract has expired.

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After the team change: Match-fixing in lower series seems to have disappeared

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