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No backing down from Real Madrid

Real Madrid have announced that they have presented an appeal to the Spanish Sports Tribunal (TAD) against the decision made by the RFEF’s Appeals Committee which rejected the club’s case against their elimination from the Copa del Rey. ‘Los Blancos’ were kicked out of the competition on account of having fielded Denis Cheryshev against Cádiz, a fixture for which the Russian midfielder was ineligible.

A press release published by the capital club reads as follows:

“Real Madrid C. F. has received and analysed the resolution of the Appeals Committee, which once again verifies that the player Denis Cheryshev was not notified of his ban, the only way the aforementioned ban can take effect”.

The Spanish FA confirmed the decision taken by its Appeals Committee, leaving Real Madrid with 15 days to present their appeal to the TAD. Real Madrid will request that the club’s disqualification from the competition – which was ruled by the RFEF’s Competition Committee in response to a complaint received from Cádiz for having fielded Cheryshev – be overruled.

A TAD meeting was scheduled for 13:00 on Friday, in anticipation of the likely receipt of an appeal from the Bernabéu club. Meanwhile the club is pressing ahead with its preparations ahead of the second leg of the cup clash against the Andalusians, which is due to take place on Wednesday 16th at 21:00.

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