Football: Fenerbahce face another ban after Uefa fixing charge

NYON, Switzerland (AP) - Uefa has charged Fenerbahce and five club officials in a match-fixing case, ensuring the Turkish giants face a second expulsion from the Champions League within three seasons.

The European football governing body says it will hold a disciplinary case on June 22. Verdicts are expected the following week.

The five officials were not identified in a Uefa statement.

The body rules bar clubs from its competitions for one season if they are connected to fixing matches played since April 2007, when its legal statutes were updated.

Fenerbahce finished second in the Turkish league in the season just ended and are set to enter the Champions League in the third qualifying round.

Uefa banished the Istanbul club from the 2011-12 Champions League after several officials were linked to fixing matches during the team's title run.

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