Manchester City banned from the Champions League for two years

Manchester City have been excluded from the next two Champions League campaigns and fined 30 million euros by UEFA.

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = ""The Arbitration Chamber, after examining all the evidence, concluded that the Manchester City Football Club has committed serious violations of the UEFA regulations on club licenses and financial fair play by overstating its revenues sponsorship in its accounts and in the break-even information submitted to UEFA between 2012 and 2016 ", said the European body in a press release. "data-reactid =" 23 ">"The Arbitration Chamber, after examining all the evidence, concluded that the Manchester City Football Club has committed serious violations of the UEFA regulations on club licenses and financial fair play by overstating its revenues sponsorship in its accounts and in the break-even information submitted to UEFA between 2012 and 2016 ", said the European body in a press release.

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = ""The Arbitration Chamber also concluded that, in violation of the regulations, the Club did not cooperate in the investigation by the CFCB in this case."data-reactid =" 24 ">"The Arbitration Chamber also concluded that, in violation of the regulations, the Club did not cooperate in the investigation by the CFCB in this case.

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = ""The board of referees has imposed disciplinary measures on Manchester City Football Club, ordering it not to participate in UEFA club competitions for the next two seasons (ie the 2020/21 and 2021 seasons) / 22) and to pay a fine of 30 million euros."data-reactid =" 25 ">"The board of referees has imposed disciplinary measures on Manchester City Football Club, ordering it not to participate in UEFA club competitions for the next two seasons (ie the 2020/21 and 2021 seasons) / 22) and to pay a fine of 30 million euros.

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = ""The decision of the Arbitral Chamber is subject to appeal to the Arbitral Tribunal for Sport (TAS). If the Manchester City Football Club exercises this right, the fully reasoned decision of the Arbitral Chamber will not be published before the award is published. final by the CAS."data-reactid =" 26 ">"The decision of the Arbitral Chamber is subject to appeal to the Arbitral Tribunal for Sport (TAS). If the Manchester City Football Club exercises this right, the fully reasoned decision of the Arbitral Chamber will not be published before the award is published. final by the CAS.

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = ""As noted by the Arbitration Chamber, the club has the right to appeal this decision to the Sports Arbitral Tribunal. Therefore, UEFA will not comment further on this decision at this stage.""data-reactid =" 27 ">"As noted by the Arbitration Chamber, the club has the right to appeal this decision to the Sports Arbitral Tribunal. Therefore, UEFA will not comment further on this decision at this stage."

Manchester City "disappointed" with decision

The club did not fail to react to this conviction via a press release published on its official website, stating in particular its intention to appeal to the CAS.

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = ""Manchester City are disappointed but not surprised by the announcement made today by the UEFA refereeing chamber", can we read in the declaration. "The Club has always anticipated the ultimate need to seek an independent body and process to impartially examine all of the compelling evidence in support of its position."data-reactid =" 30 ">"Manchester City are disappointed but not surprised by the announcement made today by the UEFA refereeing chamber", can we read in the declaration. "The Club has always anticipated the ultimate need to seek an independent body and process to impartially examine all of the compelling evidence in support of its position.

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = ""In December 2018, the UEFA Chief Investigator publicly announced the result and the sanction he intended to impose on Manchester City, even before an investigation had started. The UEFA procedure only he supervised, which was later marred by irregularities and constant leaks, made that there was little doubt as for the result which it was going to deliver. & nbsp; The club filed an official complaint with the authority UEFA disciplinary action, complaint which was validated by a CAS decision. & nbsp; & nbsp;"data-reactid =" 31 ">"In December 2018, the UEFA Chief Investigator publicly announced the result and the sanction he intended to impose on Manchester City, even before an investigation had started. The UEFA procedure only he supervised, which was later marred by irregularities and constant leaks, made that there was little doubt as to the result he was going to deliver. The club filed an official complaint with the disciplinary body of UEFA, complaint which was validated by a CAS decision.

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = ""Simply put, this is a case initiated by UEFA, conducted by UEFA and judged by UEFA. This prejudicial process having now been completed, the Club will seek to obtain an impartial judgment as soon as possible and therefore, at first instance, will initiate proceedings before the Sports Arbitral Tribunal as soon as possible "."data-reactid =" 32 ">"Simply put, this is a case initiated by UEFA, conducted by UEFA and judged by UEFA. This prejudicial process having now been completed, the Club will seek to obtain an impartial judgment as soon as possible and therefore, at first instance, will initiate proceedings before the Sports Arbitral Tribunal as soon as possible ".