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Sion handed 36-point deduction for fielding ineligible players

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The Swiss club have been thrust to the bottom of the table as punishment for failing to comply with Fifa's transfer embargo

Sion have been handed a 36-point penalty for breaking a transfer ban and fielding ineligible players, but remain in the hunt for the Swiss Cup, which they won last season, the ASF have confirmed.

Stefan Glarus, Pascal Feindouno, Julio Jose Goncalves Gomes, Billy Ketkeophomphone, Mario Mutsch and Gabriel Garcia de la Tore were all signed during a period where Fifa decreed that no players could move to Stade Tourbillon.

Sion, who were denied the chance to compete in the Europa League due to fielding the aforementioned players, were on 31 points, leaving them in joint-second place behind Basel.

However, courtesy of the 36-point deduction, the Valais side are now fighting to avoid relegation, with a new total of minus-five points, 16 adrift of Lausanne.

They will, however, have the chance to defend their Swiss cup.

Sion are able to appeal the decision in front of the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Meanwhile, the club have launched a complaint against Fifa for threatening to ban all Swiss teams from European competition should the ASF not comply with Sion's Uefa tournament ban.


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