Porto admission confirmed

UEFA has confirmed FC Porto will be admitted to the 2008/09 UEFA Champions League.

Porto in action in the 2007/08 UEFA Champions League
Porto in action in the 2007/08 UEFA Champions League ©Getty Images

UEFA statement
On Monday, European football's governing body issued the following statement: "As communicated on Friday 13 June, the disciplinary case regarding FC Porto and their entry to the 2008/09 UEFA Champions League season has been referred back to the UEFA Control and Disciplinary Body. However, following the written grounds as sent by the UEFA Appeals Body, it can now be confirmed that FC Porto will be admitted to the UEFA Champions League in season 2008/09. This is essentially due to the proceedings in Portugal not having been finally concluded."

Top