NYON, Switzerland -- UEFA has barred Turkish clubs Sivasspor and Eskisehirspor from next season's Europa League for involvement in a domestic match-fixing scandal.
Both clubs were implicated in deliberately losing to eventual champion Fenerbahce late in the 2010-11 season.
UEFA rules demand clubs are disqualified from the Champions League or Europa League if match-fixing is proven since April 2007, when tougher rules on corruption were introduced.
UEFA says the clubs can appeal at the Court of Arbitration...
Sunderland midfielder Alfred N'Diaye has joined Turkish side Eskisehirspor on a season-long loan.
N'Diaye, 23, has made 16 appearances for Sunderland since his arrival from another Turkish club, Bursaspor, in a £3.8 million deal in January.
The France youth international's move continues the changes being made by manager Paolo Di Canio at the Stadium of Light, after he succeeded Martin O'Neill at the helm.
Sunderland’s Alfred N’Diaye is edging closer to a return to Turkish football after Eskisehirspor’s vice-president confirmed the two clubs were in advanced negotiations.
N’Diaye, 23, joined the Black Cats in January from Bursaspor for a fee in the region of £3.7million and started fifteen games during his first six months on Wearside. Brought...