UEFA have officially excluded Besiktas and Fenerbahce from the Europa League for match-fixing.
The Control and Disciplinary Body released a statement this evening confirming the sanctions.
“Besiktas are not eligible to participate in the 2013-14 UEFA Europa League.
“Fenerbahce are excluded from participating in the next three UEFA club competitions for which they would qualify, including the 2013-14 UEFA Champions League. The ban for the third season is deferred for a probationary period of five years.
“Steaua Bucharest are not eligible to participate in one UEFA club competition for which the club would otherwise qualify. This sanction is deferred for a probationary period of five years.”
Fenerbahce knocked Lazio out of the Europa League quarter-finals this season, eventually eliminated in the semi-final by Benfica.