Financial Fair Play: UEFA kicked Manchester city out of the Champions League

Union of European football associations decided to punish the English club Manchester city for violating financial Fair Play rules of the organization. “Citizens” was accused of economic fraud and barred from participating in the Champions League for two seasons and fined 36 million euros.

UEFA said on its official website that takes note of the decision of the independent court of audit of the club (CFCB). Following the hearing held on January 22, CFCB, chaired by josé da Cunha Rodrigues advised the football club Manchester city on the final decision in his case.

Trial chamber, having considered all the circumstances, found that Manchester city have committed serious violations of the rules of club licensing, UEFA and financial Fair Play, increasing their sponsorship income on their accounts and the information on breakeven, represented UEFA in the period from 2012 to 2016.

the Chamber also established that in violation of the rules, the club assisted in the investigation of this case. In this respect, UEFA has imposed disciplinary sanctions on “Syria”, ruling that he should be suspended from participation in UEFA club competition over the next two seasons (i.e. the seasons 2020-2021 and 2021-2022), and to pay a fine of 30 million pounds or 36 million euros.

the Decision of the trial chamber may be appealed to the court of arbitration for Sport (CAS). But UEFA would not comment on the decision at this stage.