Friday September 2 2011
Celtic placed in Udinese's Euro group

Udinese's Europa League group has changed with news Sion were thrown out for fielding ineligible players, replaced by Celtic.

The Friulani are in Group I along with Atletico Madrid and Rennes.

Sion had beaten Celtic in the play-offs, but UEFA threw the Swiss side out of the competition for fielding several players in contravention of a worldwide transfer ban.

The Swiss FA had argued the two-year ban, imposed after the illegal 2008 capture of Essam El-Hadary from Al-Ahly, had already expired.

UEFA rejected that appeal today and have reinstated Scottish giants Celtic in Udinese's group.

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