Porto thrown out of Champions League

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Porto were on Wednesday excluded from next season´s Champions League following a bribery scandal.

The Portuguese giants stormed to the SuperLiga title in the recently-completed season, but their achievement was overshadowed by a six-point deduction they received for attempting to bribe referees during the 2003/04 campaign.

And a statement on the club´s official website confirmed they would not play in Europe´s elite club competition next season as a result of events four years ago. "FC Porto was today notified by the UEFA Disciplinary Committee of the decision to not admit FC Porto to the 2008/09 edition of the UEFA Champions League," read the statement.

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