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The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) rejected the appeal filed by Wydad Casablanca concerning the final of the 2019 CAF Champions League (African Football Confederation) won by Esperance Tunis on May 31, 2019 and whose The second leg was interrupted for a long time due to a problem with the refereeing video assistance.

“As a result, Esperance Sportive de Tunis remains the winner of the 2018/2019 CAF Champions League,” writes the Swiss-based body. The CAS formation established in particular that “the decision of the WAC players not to resume the game after the interruption of the second leg final in the 59th minute of the match did indeed constitute an abandonment within the meaning of article 148 of the Disciplinary Code. of CAF […] ”.

In its decision dated September 18, 2020, CAS has undoubtedly put an end to a long legal standoff between the Moroccan club and CAF.

It should be noted that the CAF disciplinary committee finally declared Wydad Casablanca the losing by default of the return final of the African Champions League which opposed him at the end of May to Esperance de Tunis. The match was interrupted prematurely due to a video support issue at the referee.

As a reminder, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) is an international institution offering arbitration or mediation in the world of sport. Based in Lausanne, Switzerland, he reports to the International Council for Sports Arbitration (CIAS).
The topics most often raised before the CAS are the problems of doping and arbitration during certain footballer transfers, in order to fix the amount of transfer fees, when the two clubs, the buyer and the seller, do not succeed. to find okay. FIFA was hostile to CAS for a long time and only recognized its competence in December 2002.

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