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CAS puts EC's longest and shortest qualifier to rest | Balkanist

On Friday morning, an announcement by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) appeared to write the final page in the story of a European Championship qualifier that has morphed into a saga of its own. The game itself lasted a mere 41 minutes, at which juncture the referee suspended the match for a second time due to flares littering the playing surface. What followed were some of the most bizarre and chaotic scenes ever seen inside a football stadium.