Champions League Two-year ban imposed by UEFA
The decision taken by UEFA to banManchester Cityfrom participating in any European competition for two years caused a stir on Friday evening.
We’ve taken a look at what’s likely to follow the decision.
UEFA have exhausted all possible claims, meaning City can now only speak to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Recently, they reducedChelsea‘s transfer ban to just one window, and their decision should be known before the end of the season.
The president isYves Leterne, though SpaniardJacobo Beltranis also involved, as areYves Wehrli, Konstantin Sonin, Egor Franck and Petra Stanonic.
Yes, the last wereAC Milanwho were banned for a year.Panathinaikos, Sionand others have also been banned. As many as 15 clubs –CSKA Sofia, Galatasaray, Fenerbahce, Besiktas, Inter, Roma, Cluj, Marseille and Paris Saint-Germain– have been before theCFCB, and some are still being monitored by UEFA.
The accusation began with Etihad’s sponsorship, with the airline controlled by City’s owners. They were on the club’s shirt, they named the stadium and the academy. In 2015/16 their sponsorship reached 75 million euros though it’s value didn’t reach 10 million euros.
If their guilt is proven they could be deducted points domestically.
In 2014 they were hit with a 55 million euro fine and had the cost of signings limited until 2015.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport has ruled that UEFA cannot reopen a case the sanctioning bodies have already closed. The French club are still being monitored.