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Besiktas will have to play their rearranged Champions League game against Chelsea in Germany after losing an appeal on Wednesday to have the match played in Turkey.

The club appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) over a decision by UEFA to stage the tie in Gelsenkirchen next Tuesday. But the appeal was dismissed.

“The CAS has decided to dismiss the application for urgent interim measures filed by the Turkish Football Association and the club Besiktas requesting the annulment of the decision made by UEFA,” the court said in a statement.

The Besiktas-Chelsea fixture was one of three games moved from Turkey to neutral venues after a spate of bomb attacks in Istanbul in which 61 people were killed and more than 700 wounded.

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