Manchester City are at risk of getting banned from next season’s UEFA Champions League following a breach of Financial Fair Play rules.
German news publication, Der Speigel exposed the club’s emails and documents which was a clear indication of City’s ignorance of the UEFA regulations.
The Premier League champions have denied any allegations, as expected. They are currently being investigated by the European governing body and a verdict can be expected within this week or the next.
If City are proven guilty, it is unclear whether they will be banned for the upcoming season or the 2020/21 campaign. The club which is run by Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Deputy Prime Minister of United Arab Emirates has already launched a warning towards UEFA, assuring them of heavy legal action if they are barred from taking part in the elite European competition.
Just like Chelsea, City will also have the right to make an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport if UEFA decides to press charges. The club’s official statement regarding the matter read, “The accusation of financial irregularities are entirely false. The club’s published accounts are full and complete and a matter of legal and regulatory record.”
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