The heap has rendered its decision in the procedure involving Bursaspor and UEFA. The Turkish club blamed the European Confederation its exclusion of the Europa League for the 2011-2012 season. The heap with the sanction of a stay.
The CAs ruled as follows:
- Bursaspor is excluded from a UEFA competition for which he described over the next four years. This exclusion is accompanied by a period of stay of three years.
- Bursaspor must pay a fine of €250,000.
Pursuant to this sentence, Bursaspor, who again qualified for the Europa League 2012/13, may thus participate in the competition.
Review of the facts...
Bursaspor had qualified for the Europa League 2011/12. However, the UEFA Club financial control body had discovered in August 2011, the Turkish club had debts of about €300,000 for 2007 transfer activities.
February 27, 2012, the disciplinary body of UEFA concluded what Bursaspor had violated the UEFA regulations on the granting of licence clubs and financial fair play and gave the UEFA competition conditional exclusion and a fine of €200,000.
May 30, 2012, UEFA Appeals Board overturned the stay applicable excluding competition, imposed a suspended fine of €50,000. Bursaspor filed an appeal with CAS on 8 June 2012 against this decision.
In agreement with the parties, the heap has applied a process accelerated in this arbitration and heard the parties at a hearing in Lausanne on 21 June 2012.
This case is the second handled by the heap in relation the UEFA regulations concerning the granting of licence clubs and financial fair play. The first case concerned the Hungarian club of Györi (exclusion of competitions UEFA clubs for seasons 2011/12, 2012/13 and 2013/14, the last being with a period of stay).
Another case is currently pending before the CAS involving club Besiktas Istanbul (Europa League). This arbitration should be made before July 9, 2012.