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UEFA bans Swiss club Sion from European football for next two seasons

Sion have been banned from European football for two seasons and fined €235,000 (£203,000) for breaching UEFA's club licensing criteria.

European football's governing body said the Swiss Super League club owed French Ligue 2 side Sochaux €950,000 (£820,000) following the signing of Ishmael Yartey and -- under club licensing and financial fair play regulations -- should not have taken part in any of this season's UEFA competitions.

However, Sion played a two-legged Europa League...

Sion chief declares 'war' on Swiss league over stadium ban for slapping

Sion president Christian Constantin
Sion president Christian Constantin was filmed slapping former Switzerland coach Rolf Fringer.

Sion president Christian Constantin has been hit with a 14-month stadium ban for slapping former Switzerland coach Rolf Fringer, but plans to attend the club's home game on Sunday.

On Sept. 21, Constantin was filmed slapping Fringer seconds before a postmatch interview following Sion's 2-1 Swiss Super League win at Lugano.

Fringer had been working as a TV pundit for Teleclub and later called the attack "unbelievable," while Constantin argued he "straightened things out" after he had been "verbally...

Sion president slaps ex-Switzerland boss, presses charges for defamation

Rolf Fringer, now a TV pundit in Switzerland, acknowledged he had been critical of Sion president Christian Constantin.

Sion president Christian Constantin, who was filmed slapping former Switzerland coach Rolf Fringer, has said he is pressing charges against the TV pundit for defamation.

On Thursday, Constantin attacked Fringer following Sion's 2-1 Swiss Super League win at Lugano, just seconds before a postmatch interview.

Teleclub's footage showed Fringer, who managed the national team in the mid-1990s, lying on his back while Constantin slapped his face once, but the 60-year-old said that had not been the...

Servette team bus attacked by Sion supporters - police

Servette players were returning home from a match at Wil.

Swiss police have said that Sion fans attacked the team bus of second-tier side Servette as it headed home from an away match.

Police in Aargau canton said on Sunday that the incident -- which left Servette's two drivers injured due to broken glass -- happened at a highway rest area on Saturday evening.

The Servette players were returning home from a match at Wil. As they were about to set off, another bus containing fans of Swiss Super League side Sion arrived.

The Sion supporters attacked the...

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Edimilson Fernandes joins West Ham on four-year contract

Edimilson Fernandes Sion
Edimilson Fernandes, right, has moved to West Ham.

West Ham have announced the signing of Swiss midfielder Edimilson Fernandes from FC Sion.

Sources close to the club told ESPN FC on Wednesday that the teams had agreed a £5.5 million fee.

The 20-year-old was introduced on the pitch of the London Stadium before Thursday evening's Europa League qualifier against Romanians Astra Giurgiu.