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UEFA Considers Banning Osasuna from European Competition Due to Match-Fixing Allegations


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Moscow, June 7 – UEFA has launched an investigation with the Spanish “Osasuna” regarding organizing match-fixing and may exclude the team from European competition for the new season, according to Mundo Deportivo.
“Osasuna” took seventh place in the last season in the Spanish Championship and earned the right to play in the Conference League playoffs. The team also reached the final of the country’s cup, where it lost to Real Madrid.

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In January, the Spanish Supreme Court sentenced two former Osasuna executives to prison terms for match-fixing. According to the case file, the Pamplona team, which is fighting for survival in the Spanish Championship in the 2012/2013 and 2013/2014 seasons, paid Betis and Valladolid players for victories over them. Now the disciplinary authority of UEFA has taken up the investigation of this case.

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