ANKARA, Turkey (AP) – Turkey's football federation has voted against a proposed rule change that would have prevented teams found guilty of match-fixing from being relegated.
Delegates voted down the proposal in a tense emergency session on Thursday.
Turkish courts have charged 93 people, including Fenerbahce President Aziz Yildirim, in a match-fixing scandal that affected 19 leagues games last season. Their trial opens on Feb. 14.
Fenerbahce, which was barred from the Champions League and could lose the Turkish league title, was among the clubs that opposed the rule change.
The emergency session came amid increased UEFA pressure on the federation to act against teams involved in the scandal.