Malaga await CAS appeal

Malaga take their appeal against a one-year European ban to the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne, Switzerland on Tuesday.

The Costa del Sol outfit was hit with the ban last December for outstanding debts with other clubs involving transfer fees, money owed to players and an unpaid tax bill. There was also the threat of further punishment if the club did not complete its obligations by March 31.

However, since then Los Blanquiazules appear to have got their house in order and, having finished sixth in La Liga last term, will attempt to get the ban overturned so they can take their place in next season’s Europa League.

The Malaga expedition arrived in Lausanne on Monday night and was headed by Vice President Moayad Shatat, owner Sheikh Abdullah Al-Thani’s right-hand man, along with CEO Vicente Casado, deputy general director Manuel Novo, legal advisor Joaquin Jofre and sports lawyer Juan de Dios Crespo.

The hearing was set for 8am local time and the judge presiding over the matter has said the matter should be resolved no later than 12.30pm. 

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