Sevilla have lost their bid to overturn Paris Saint-Germain’s 1-0 victory in a Europa League match last week because of doubts over the eligibility of goalkeeper Apoula Edel to play for the French team.
UEFA confirmed that their disciplinary panel had rejected Sevilla’s request to award a 3-0 win by default, but did not provide grounds for the ruling.
The Cameroon-born Edel has been the subject of unproven claims by his former agent that he is playing for PSG under a false identity.
His listed age is 24, but he was alleged to be 29-year-old Ambroise Beyamena.
French police this week cleared Edel of any wrongdoing.