Madrid to appeal Copa expulsion

Real Madrid have confirmed that they will appeal the RFEF Competition Committee’s decision to expel them from this season’s Copa del Rey.

Los Blancos were ejected from the competition on Friday after they fielded an ineligible player against Cadiz two days earlier in Denis Cheryshev, who had been supposed to sit out the game due to a ban for three yellow cards he incurred with Villarreal earlier in the year.

The RFEF quickly denounced Madrid for acting “like a driver who does not remember their points” and dismissed their argument that they did not receive the necessary correspondence to confirm the winger’s suspension, but the club have maintained their stance on the matter.

“The competition judge acknowledges that Cheryshev was not personally notified about his ban,” read a statement on Madrid’s official website.

“Real Madrid received the competition judge's decision at 6:17pm CET and after analysing it can verify the acknowledgement that the Spanish Football Federation did not personally notify Cheryshev about his ban, which is the only way the ban can take effect, as Article 41.2 of the Disciplinary Code clearly states.

“We at Real Madrid stand by our argument and will take the appropriate action to ensure that the final outcome is favourable for the club.”

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