UEFA will not change their rules to allow the six suspended Chelsea and Bayern Munich players to play in the Champions League final despite appeals for clemency.
The international players' union FIFPro has called on UEFA to "acquit" the players, three from either side, who were all suspended after being cautioned during the semi-finals. FIFPro pointed out an apparent lack of consistency in relation to Euro 2012 where UEFA will waive existing yellow cards after the quarter-finals.
Europe's governing body insisted that the rules that were in place when the competition started must stand for the final, with any future changes needing to go through a committee process. A UEFA spokesman told the Press Association: "The regulations of the competition are established at the beginning of the competition and remain in place for the duration of the season."
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