Sion is barred from its next Champions League or Europa League qualification on merit in the next two seasons, UEFA said in announcing the verdicts of judges from its club finance monitoring panel on Monday.
UEFA also fined Sion the 235,000 euros ($290,000) prize money earned by playing in one qualifying round of this season's Europa League, where it was eliminated by Suduva Marijampole of Lithuania. Sion lies ninth in the Swiss league and unlikely to qualify for the next Europa League.
UEFA's licensing system requires club operations to be evaluated by national soccer federations who must approve a license before formally entering a team to play in the Champions League or Europa League.
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