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Celtic remain in Europa League after Swiss court dismiss Sion claims

Celtic's spot in this season's Europa League competition looks safe after a Swiss court said it had no jurisdiction to hear FC Sion's case.

The Swiss Super League club were kicked out of the tournament by Uefa after fielding five ineligible players in their qualifying play-off with the Hoops last month but they are convinced they have done nothing wrong.

Sion sought assurances from the Valais district court but a statement from them suggests they can do nothing for the clubs cause.

"According to applicable law, the dispute does not have sufficiently close links with the canton of Valais to have a basis of jurisdiction with the local judicial authorities Valais," read the statement.

"The measures sought by the applicant were exclusively against Uefa, who have headquarters in Nyon."

Sion have until 11pm on Thursday to appeal against Uefa's decision to award Celtic the place in the Europa League group stage.

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