CAS confirms Manchester City appeal against UEFA ban

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The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has confirmed that they have registered an appeal from Manchester City as the reigning Premier League champions fight to overturn a two-season Champions League ban.

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The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has registered an appeal filed by Manchester City football club against the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA), the Court has stated in a statement on its website.

“The appeal is directed against the decision of the Adjudicatory Chamber of the UEFA Club Financial Control Body (CFCB) dated 14 February 2020 in which Manchester City was deemed to have contravened UEFA’s Club Licensing and Financial Fair Play Regulations and sanctioned with exclusion from participation in UEFA club competitions in the next two seasons and ordered to pay a fine of €30 million,” states the note.

“The court has further noted that “generally speaking, CAS appeal arbitration procedures involve an exchange of written submissions between the parties while a Panel of CAS arbitrators is being convened. Once the Panel has been formally constituted it issues procedural directions, including, inter alia, with respect to the holding of a hearing. Following the hearing, the Panel deliberates and then issues its decision in the form of an Arbitral Award.”

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The court however did not confirm that how long would it take to issue the final award.

UEFA had declared Manchester City guilty of breaching Financial Fair Play rules and failing to cooperate with its investigation, handing City a €30m ($33m) fine on top of their two-year European suspension.

Manchester City will be expecting an earlier verdict to ensure that they are not forced out of action for long.

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