MOSCOW -- UEFA has confirmed that Rubin Kazan will replace fellow Russian club Dinamo Moscow in the Europa League after the latter broke financial fair play rules.
Dinamo were handed a one-year ban from European competition by UEFA last month after an investigation into overspending and now plan major budget cuts.
UEFA confirmed Thursday to The Associated Press that Dinamo's place will go to Rubin, who will start play in the third qualifying round of the Europa League on July 30.
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Dinamo Moscow say they have been excluded from European competition by UEFA for breaking financial fair play rules.
Dinamo, who reached the Europa League last 16 this season, will not be allowed to compete in next season's Europa League.
The club's place will likely pass to Rubin Kazan, who finished fifth in the Russian league, one place behind Dinamo. UEFA has yet to confirm the sanction, and did not respond to an inquiry from The Associated Press.