- Associated Press - Friday, May 20, 2016

NYON, Switzerland (AP) - UEFA has cleared title-chasing Rostov of Russia to make its Champions League debut next season by lifting the threat of Financial Fair Play sanctions.

UEFA says Rostov fulfilled the terms of an agreement imposed last year when the club violated rules to curb overspending on player transfers and wages.

Rostov qualified for the next Champions League by ensuring a top-two finish in the Russian league, which plays the final round on Saturday.

CSKA Moscow leads Rostov by two points and will win the title, entering the Champions League group stage, if it wins at Rubin Kazan. Rostov plays at Terek Grozny.

The runner-up will enter the Champions League third qualifying round.

Rostov was this week cleared of doping suspicions by FIFA, which last week conducted surprise testing on the team.

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