Elche finished last season 13th in the La Liga but were relegated due to debts being owed by the club. The Spanish side appealed the decision and had the decision upheld today by the High Court of Appeal in Spain.
Elche who are pwing back taxes failed to meet the minmum, requirements to compete in the La Liga and were subsequently relegated to the segunda division. Elche took their appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sports and the court threw out their appeal earlier in the month despite the Spanish side announcing that they had cleared all their tax debts. Elche decided to take it to the High Court and the High Court upheld the C.A.S’s decision condemning Elche to the second division.
Elche are still yet to give up as a spokesperson for the club told reporters that Elche would explore any and every legal means to preserve their La Liga status.