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Turkish clubs barred from Europe over matchfixing

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Turkish clubs Fenerbahce and Besiktas were both excluded from European competition next season because of their roles in a massive domestic match fixing scandal, UEFA announced on Tuesday. 

Fenerbahce supporters light flares on December 6, 2012 at Sukru Saracoglu stadium in Istanbul. Turkish clubs Fenerbahce and Besiktas were both excluded from European competition next season because of their roles in a massive domestic match fixing scandal, UEFA announced on Tuesday.

UEFA's disciplinary Commission ruled that Fenerbahce, Europa League semi-finalists last season, were barred from the Champions League, while Besiktas cannot compete in the Europa League.

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