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UEFA bans Rubin Kazan for 1 year in financial fair play case

NYON, Switzerland (AP) UEFA has banned Rubin Kazan from one season of European competition for breaking rules that monitor spending on player transfers and wages.

Rubin was banned from the next Champions League or Europa League it qualifies for on merit in the next two seasons, UEFA said on Thursday. The club said it's considering an appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Rubin is fifth in the Russian league, two points behind second place, which gets direct entry into the Champions League groups.

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