Breaking: Man City ban overturned. To play in Champions League next season

Admin | 13 Jul 2020

By Aneesh Dey

  • CAS (Court of Arbitration for Sport) has overturned the two-year ban from European football.
  • Initial €30m fine reduced to €10m (£8.96m) 

After UEFA”s club financial control body (CFCB) handed the suspension to City in February, for serious breaches in club licensing and financial fair play regulations (FFP) in February, City appealed to the CAS, which is an independent legal body. After three days of hearing evidence, CAS has overturned the ban, which would allow Pep Guardiola’s men to play the Champions League.

The CAS found that the “most of the alleged breaches reported were either not established or time-barred”. In their statement, they said, “As the charges with respect to any dishonest concealment of equity funding were clearly more significant violations than obstructing the CFCB’s investigations, it was not appropriate to impose a ban on participating in UEFA’s club competitions for MCFC’s failure to co-operate with the CFCB’s investigations alone.”

The six-times domestic league champions welcomed the decision and issued a statement on the ban being lift

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