Galatasaray score major win in Financial Fair Play investigation as CAS blocks UEFA's renewed probe into already settled case

  • In a legal setback for UEFA, Galatasaray has succeeded in blocking a further investigation into the club's compliance with financial monitoring rules

  • The Court of Arbitration for Sport says it has upheld Galatasaray's appeal against a UEFA panel trying to open a deeper investigation of an already settled case

  • UEFA investigators reached an agreement with Galatasaray in June for the club to be deducted 6 million euros ($6.8 million) in prize money, and limit its Champions League squad this season to 21 senior players instead of 25

Nyon: In a legal setback for UEFA, Galatasaray has succeeded in blocking a further investigation into the club's compliance with financial monitoring rules.

 Galatasaray score major win in Financial Fair Play investigation as CAS blocks UEFAs renewed probe into already settled case

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The Court of Arbitration for Sport says it has upheld Galatasaray's appeal against a UEFA panel trying to open a deeper investigation of an already settled case.

It is unclear if Friday's ruling has significance for an appeal by Paris Saint-Germain in a similar case.

UEFA investigators reached an agreement with Galatasaray in June for the club to be deducted 6 million euros ($6.8 million) in prize money, and limit its Champions League squad this season to 21 senior players instead of 25.

Judges on UEFA's club finance panel asked to re-open the investigation in October, provoking Galatasaray's challenge to CAS.

CAS says the judging panel missed a deadline to intervene.

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Updated Date: Feb 15, 2019 20:50:52 IST