Fenerbahce withdrawn from Europe because of match-fix probe
The Turk? Surprised?
Turkey's Football Federation has withdrawn national champions Fenerbahce from the Champions League because of an ongoing match-fixing investigation.
On Thursday the Turkish side were due to join 32 elite European clubs in the draw for the Champions League group stage being held in Monaco at 1645 BST.
It is unclear how Uefa will replace Fenerbahce, who are suspected of fixing matches to win the Turkish title.
Runners-up Trabzonspor have also been implicated in the match-fixing probe.
They were eliminated in the the Champions League qualifying rounds and are currently in a two-legged play-off to qualify for the group stage of the Europa League.
The decision was taken after the Turkish Football Federation held an extraordinary board meeting on Wednesday attended by Uefa's legal counsel for integrity, Pierre Cornu.
The Turkish match-fixing probe threatened to play havoc with Uefa's marquee club competition, with Fenerbahce having been scheduled to play six group matches from September to December.
Uefa had warned it would kick out any team proved to be involved in match-fixing and wipe its results from the record.