UEFA kicks Greece's Volos out of Europa League
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
NYON, Switzerland (AP) -- UEFA has kicked Greek club Volos out of the Europa League because of its involvement in a match-fixing scandal.
Volos was scheduled to face Paris Saint-Germain in a playoff tie on Aug. 18 and 25.
UEFA says its disciplinary committee banned Volos from European competitions for an additional three years "deferred for a probationary period of five seasons."
Volos can appeal the decision by Monday -- three days before the playoff matchups.
UEFA did not say which team would replace Volos, which beat Luxembourg's Differdange 6-0 on aggregate in the third qualifying round.