Uefa: Swiss courts rule in Jersey's favour

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THE Jersey Football Association have had their Uefa membership appeal upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport have ruled that Jersey's application to join Uefa must be discussed at the governing body's 2018 Ordinary Congress Picture: ROB CURRIE (19448393)

The Swiss courts [CAS] ruled in Jersey's favour today, after Springfield officials challenged the way their bid to join Europe's elite was rejected.

Jersey's application was shunned last year on the grounds of independency, with Uefa's executive committee turning their backs without formal deliberation.

Independent CAS arbitrators have ordered that Uefa's executive must forward the application to their 55-nation Congress, meaning the Island's membership status could go to a vote in Bratislava, Slovakia on 26 February 2018.

CAS dismissed Jersey's request for Uefa to 'take all necessary measures to admit the JFA as a full member without delay.'


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