Ukrainian club Metalist Kharkiv are to appeal against their expulsion from European competition
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Ukrainian club Metalist Kharkiv have been disqualified from European competitions for the 2013-14 season following a match-fixing investigation, UEFA has confirmed.
UEFA announced the sanction which could see Metalist miss the Champions League despite winning their way through to the play-off stages.
The UEFA appeals body announced its decision after a hearing in Nyon, Switzerland where the club submitted statements and the governing body's disciplinary inspector submitted statements and documents.
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