Trabzonspor will miss out on the Champions League subsequent season after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Thursday rejected their appeal against a one-year ban from European competitors for Financial Fair Play (FFP) violations.
In an announcement, CAS mentioned it had dominated that the six-time Turkish champions had did not respect an settlement made with European governing physique UEFA in 2016 which mentioned they needed to break even for the 2019 monetary yr.
Trabzonspor completed second to Istanbul Başakşehir within the just lately accomplished 2019-20 Turkish Süper Lig season which might have given them a spot within the Champions League qualifying rounds had the ban not been upheld by CAS.
The membership on the coast of the Black Sea is the most recent membership to fall foul of UEFA’s FFP guidelines. Seven-time European champions AC Milan missed this season’s Europa League underneath related circumstances.