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Soccer-Sheffield Wednesday to begin 2020-21 season with 12-point deduction

01 Aug 2020 / 02:15 H.

    July 31 (Reuters) - English second-tier Championship club Sheffield Wednesday will begin the 2020-21 season with a 12-point deduction for breaching profit and sustainability rules, the English Football League (EFL) announced on Friday.

    "Sheffield Wednesday will receive a 12 point deduction for breaching the League's Profitability and Sustainability Rules for the three-season reporting period ending with season 2017-18," the EFL said in a statement https://www.efl.com/news/2020/july/efl-statement-sheffield-wednesday-verdict.

    "The sporting sanction will take effect in season 2020-21." (Reporting by Rohith Nair in Bengaluru; Editing by Ken Ferris)

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