UEFA tells Trabzonspor to restructure debt or be banned from European competition

July 7 – Trabzonspor have been given a lifeline by UEFA to compete in Europe this season despite breaching financial fair play regulations.

A UEFA statement said the adjudicatory chamber of its Club Financial Control Body had sanctioned the Turkish club with a one-year ban from participating in any competition “for which they would otherwise qualify in the 2020/21 and 2021/22 seasons.”

“However, this sanction will not take effect provided that the club is able to prove, by 15 October 2019, that it has fulfilled conditions with respect to restructuring its debt, implementing new national financial monitoring regulations and meeting targets with respect to its financial results for the 2019 financial year.

“In the event that the exclusion does not take effect, the club will have 50% of the prize money earned from participation in the 2019/20 UEFA Europa League permanently withheld.”

The club have said in a Twitter post that they will thus play in the Europa League this coming season.

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