The Moraes Junior Case

The Moraes Junior Case
On 3 May 2019, the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (UEFA CEDB) rejected the protests lodged by the Luxembourg and the Portuguese Football Federations in relation to the eligibility of Ukraine’s player Mr Júnior Moraes.

The Ukrainian national football team has remarkably started its way to EURO 2020, drawing its first match against Portugal (0-0) and winning against Luxembourg (1-2). Both qualifying round matches were played away.

Happiness with successful results did not last very long, as the national associations of Portugal and Luxembourg filed their protests with the UEFA Control Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB). The plaintiffs claimed that eligibility rules were violated...

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