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Escude frustrated by Besiktas ban

July 16, 2013
By Ian Holyman, France Correspondent
Besiktas defender Julien Escude has told L'Equipe he is sure Turkey is by no means the only country facing match-fixing problems after his club's European ban was confirmed.

UEFA rejected a Besiktas appeal against a one-year suspension from European competition - meaning their place in the Europa League, won by finishing third in the league, instead goes to sixth-placed Kasimpasa. Fenerbahce had their three-year ban cut by a year.

Escude, 33, claimed the practice of La Liga ...

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