Manchester City banned from UEFA competitions

Manchester City has been banned from UEFA club competitions for the next two seasons and handed a €30 million fine.

The UEFA’s Adjudicatory Chamber of the Club Financial Control Body found that the English Premier League team had “committed serious breaches” of its Licensing and Financial Fair Play Regulations.

Altgought this decision, Manchester City can still participate in the ongoing Champions League season for 2019/20. Citizens will play against Real Madrid in the last 16 round on February 26 and March 17.

UEFA said that the Adjudicatory Chamber had found that City had overstated its sponsorship revenue in its accounts and in the break-even information submitted to European football’s governing body between 2012 and 2016.

“The Adjudicatory Chamber has also found that in breach of the regulations the Club failed to cooperate in the investigation of this case by the CFCB”.

Manchester City said in a statement they are “disappointed,” calling UEFA’s process “flawed”.

“In December 2018, the UEFA Chief Investigator publicly previewed the outcome and sanction he intended to be delivered to Manchester City, before any investigation had even begun,” said the City statement.

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“The subsequent flawed and consistently leaked UEFA process he oversaw has meant that there was little doubt in the result that he would deliver.There are plans to appeal the decision.

“Simply put, this is a case initiated by UEFA, prosecuted by UEFA and judged by UEFA. With this prejudicial process now over, the club will pursue an impartial judgment as quickly as possible and will therefore, in the first instance, commence proceedings with the Court of Arbitration for Sport at the earliest opportunity”, City said.

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