Porto back in Champions League

PORTO will play in the Champions League next season after UEFA's appeal body today overturned the decision to exclude them from the competition.

PORTO will play in the Champions League next season after UEFA's appeal body today overturned the decision to exclude them from the competition.

UEFA's disciplinary committee, who made the original decision, will now get the chance to examine the case again after new evidence came to light.

A UEFA statement said: “Having listened to representatives of Porto, the Portuguese Football Federation, Benfica and Vitoria, as well as UEFA, the appeals body decided to annul the challenged decision and to refer the matter back to the control and disciplinary body for reassessment.

“The control and disciplinary body will meet next week to take a decision on Porto's admission to the 2008/09 UEFA Champions League. The date of the meeting will be communicated in due course.”


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