Albania's KF Skenderbeu banned from Europe for match-fixing

TIRANA, Albania -- Albanian league champion KF Skenderbeu say the have been banned from UEFA competitions for a year for match-fixing.

In a statement on Monday on their website, the club which won the league title for the sixth straight time this year said UEFA "unfairly suspended the Skenderbeu club for one season [2016-2017] from Europe's cups."

UEFA made investigations after doubts about some results in the national league and European competition.

The club were sure that "the right denied from UEFA will be won at the CAS by our club," adding they have hired specialized lawyers to represent them at CAS (Court of Arbitration for Sport) in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Before the club said the probe was based on information from betting companies, fans, and the media.