Real Madrid lose appeal against Copa del Rey disqualification
The Spanish giants were thrown out of the competition for fielding an ineligible player.
Madrid: Real Madrid have had an appeal against their disqualification from the Copa del Rey rejected, the Spanish Football Federation confirmed on Thursday.
"Every club is responsible for checking whether their players are eligible to play," the Federation`s appeals committee said as they rejected an appeal made by Madrid last week.
The Spanish giants were thrown out of the competition for fielding an ineligible player, Denys Cheryshev, in their tie against third-tier side Cadiz last week.