Roman Eremenko filed an appeal at the CAS on 13 April 2017 seeking to overturn the suspension. The
arbitration was referred to a Panel of CAS arbitrators who held a hearing with the parties in Lausanne,
Switzerland on 11 July 2017.
The CAS Panel found that a two-year period of ineligibility was the appropriate sanction and since the UEFA AB decision did not specify the date of commencement of the suspension, found it proper to clarify the point and modify the UEFA AB decision accordingly, in order to confirm that the Player is suspended for a period of 2 years from 6 October 2016.