UEFA: No second Malaga ban

UEFA have today confirmed that Malaga will not face the possibility of a second season banned from European competition.

As the club reported last week, the suspended sentence of a second term banned from European club competition during the next four years has been lifted.

Malaga were originally suspended for a single season from the next European competition they otherwise qualify for, over the course of the next four years, for ‘overdue payables’.

As part of that sentence handed out in December, the club needed to provide evidence to the Club Financial Control Body (CFCB) by March 31, 2013 that no ‘overdue payables’ remained, else they would be suspended for a second season from Europe.

Whilst the initial season-long ban for the club still stands, pending an appeal to be heard at the Court of Arbitration for Sport on June 4, UEFA have followed Malaga in reporting that the threat of a second season’s suspension has been removed.

“The UEFA Club Financial Control Body (CFCB) adjudicatory chamber has met in Nyon, Switzerland, and has taken further decisions with regard to the cases mentioned in media release No. 83 of 21 December 2012,” read UEFA’s official statement on the matter.

“Eight clubs had been sanctioned by the CFCB due to the presence of significant overdue payables and had to settle payments by 31 March 2013, in order to avoid the application of the suspended sanctions set out by the CFCB.

“The report of the CFCB investigatory chamber further confirms that the clubs Málaga CF (ESP), HNK Hajduk Split (CRO), NK Osijek (CRO), FC Dinamo Bucureşti (ROU), FK Partizan (SRB), and FK Vojvodina (SRB) have fulfilled all conditions imposed by the CFCB and therefore all suspended sanctions that had been imposed will not apply.”