Excluded from all European competitions for the next two seasons, Manchester City had seized the sports arbitral tribunal (CAS) to appeal this heavy penalty imposed on it by UEFA. An appeal confirmed by the court which has just announced that the Skyblues’ application will be studied from June 8 to 10.
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The standoff between Manchester City and UEFA will be visibly severed or at least studied early next month. This has just been confirmed by the Sports Arbitral Tribunal (CAS) which announced that the file will be studied on June 8, 9 and 10.
The English club had been excluded last February by the European football authority for the next two editions of the Champions League for violating the rules of financial fair play and ordered to pay a fine of 30 million euros. Questioned by AFP, the CAS “does not yet know” whether the hearing will be by videoconference or in person, or where it can take place in the latter case.
As a reminder, Manchester City was punished for having ” seriously violates the rules of financial fair play ” over the period 2012-2016. In details, the bosses of football on the old continent criticize the team of Pep Guardiola for having overstated its sponsorship revenues and for not having cooperated with the investigative chamber of the Clubs Financial Control Commission.
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The legal battle is therefore only just beginning and its outcome will have serious consequences for the future of financial fair play. If the CAS cancels the UEFA sanction, it could mean the death of financial fair play in its current version.