Man City ban appeal decision set to be announced


Man City ban appeal decision set to be announced
FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Premier League - Manchester City v Everton - Etihad Stadium, Manchester, Britain - January 1, 2020 The Manchester City team coach arrives at the stadium before the match Action Images via Reuters/Carl Recine

In Summary

  • City were sanctioned by UEFA's club financial control body (CFCB) for breaches of club licensing and financial fair play regulations
  • City have always vigorously denied any wrongdoing and their appeal against the punishment was heard over three days by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) last month

Manchester City will find out on Monday at 9.30am whether their appeal against their two-year European ban is successful, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) announced.

City were sanctioned by UEFA’s club financial control body (CFCB) for breaches of club licensing and financial fair play regulations.

City have always vigorously denied any wrongdoing and their appeal against the punishment was heard over three days by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) last month.

CAS issued a statement on Friday evening which read: “The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) will announce the decision taken in the arbitration procedure between Manchester City Football Club and the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) on Monday, 13 July 2020.”

The statement added that the decision would be published on the CAS website at 10.30am Swiss time (9.30am UK).

On Friday, City head coach Pep Guardiola said he was confident that his side will participate in the Champions League next season.

“I’m confident because I saw the arguments of the club that next season we will be there but we have to wait and after I give my opinion or the club will give their statement,” he said.

And speaking on Saturday evening, after City’s 5-0 win had assured them of finishing runners-up to Premier League champions Liverpool, Guardiola added: “Today we achieved one incredible challenge, which is qualification for the Champions League mathematically.

“That is the challenge that is the minimum requirement for this club. And these players have done it for the last six or seven years.

“We deserve to be there because we won it on the pitch. Hopefully on Monday UEFA can allow us to play like this team and these players deserve to.”

-Report by skysports

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