The Two-year European ban placed on Manchester City has today been nullified.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) overturns the two-year ban imposed, ruling that Manchester City ‘did not disguise equity funding’, but fines them €10m for obstructing Uefa’s investigations.
This brought a lot of joy to the City players and fans, while so many others were not happy with the verdict.
The supporters of Chelsea, Leicester and Manchester United were hoping for the ban to stand.
The rival clubs were wanting that for the safety of themselves, because their chances of qualifying for the Champions League is slim and tight.
This ban overturning has made the top four race a harder one, with just three games
remaining, with Manchester United having a chance to move to the third position today if they win against Southampton.
The Cas’s panel of three lawyers found that City failed to cooperate with the investigations
by Uefa’s club financial control body (CFCB), which oversees FFP compliance, and imposed
the €10m fine for that. The panel stated that Manchester City had shown a “disregard”
for the principle that clubs must cooperate with a governing body’s investigations,
and conducted an “obstruction of the investigations”.
Manchester City Football Club is an English football club based in Manchester
that competes in the Premier League.