blow for spanish giants

UEFA reject Real appeal to register players

January 14, 2009
UEFA have upheld the decision to reject Real Madrid's request to register both Lassana Diarra and Klaas Jan Huntelaar to play in the Champions League knockout stages.

UEFA's appeals body made the decision after Madrid had tried to overturn the initial ruling made by European football's governing body last Thursday.

Madrid had been hoping to register both Diarra and Huntelaar for the Champions League even though regulations state that only one player who has already played in ...

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