June dates set by CAS for Man City appeal against European ban

Date published: Tuesday 19th May 2020 3:46

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Manchester City’s long-awaited chance to appeal against a two-year ban from European competitions has been set for between June 8-10.

The Premier League champions were found to have breached financial fair play rules by UEFA’s club financial control body (CFCB) in February.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport, which will hear the appeal, listed the case on its website.

The adjudicatory chamber of the CFCB found City had committed “serious breaches” of UEFA’s FFP and club licensing regulations by overstating its sponsorship revenue in its accounts and in the break-even information submitted to UEFA between 2012 and 2016.

It said the club also “failed to co-operate” with the CFCB’s investigatory chamber.

City immediately indicated their intention to appeal against the sanction, saying the investigation had been “flawed” and “prejudicial”.

The club were also fined 30 million euros – which currently equates to £26.8m.

FFP was introduced by UEFA at the start of the 2011-12 season as an attempt to prevent clubs falling into serious financial difficulty by overspending.

 

All clubs competing in UEFA competitions are expectedt to operate within their means and meet break-even targets, while dealings have to be transparent.

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