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FOR THE 'FAIR PLAY FINANCIAL'

UEFA sanctions Manchester City with a two year ban in Europe and a 30 million fine

Published:14/02/2020 - 20:27h

Updated:14/02/2020 - 20:55h

The investigation has lasted a few months, but it has finally exploded against Manchester City. UEFA has penalised the english club for breaching the 'Financial Fair Play' with two years without European competitions and a fine of 30 million euros

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The season 2019-20 is not being easy for the Manchester City, that to his sportive problems has added an institutional crisis. After dominating with fist of iron in England, the 'sky blues' have seen as it escapes the renacido Liverpool of Jürgen Klopp, and treat to drown his penalties in the domestic glasses and in a Champions League where confront to a bone like the Real Madrid. This Friday, have received bad news.

After several months of thorough investigation, the UEFA has done official the sanction to the club by incumplimiento of the 'Fair Play Financial' and includes two years without European competitions and 30 million euros of fine. This punishment will not have repercussion in the current course, since so much the economic hit like the futbolístico will activate from the next summer, extending along the campaigns 2020-21 and 2021-22.

The organism that governs the football of the old continent has specified that the Room of Adjudications of his Camera of Financial Control of the clubs has determined, after the analysis of all the proofs, that committed grave infringements of the rule when exaggerating the income of sponsorship in the balances presented between 2012 and 2016. Besides, also it has accused to the mancunianos of not collaborating in his pesquisas.

The decision of the agents is firm, but is subject to an appeal to the Court of Sportive Arbitration (TAS), that could go back to listen the arguments of both parts and reconducir a delicate situation for the City. The still champion of the Premier League has answered immediately with an official communiqué, and has ensured that it will head to an upper instance and that feels pursued by a partial and unfair process.

Hard communiqué of the City answering to the UEFA

The Manchester City has not taken in answering to the result of an investigation of which feels victim, and through his official channels has affirmed that it feels "disappointed but no surprised" with the announcement of the Room of Adjudications of the UEFA. After confirming that already it expected a penalty of this magnitude, has recalcado that will look for "an independent and impartial entity" to judge properly the subject. This is the message of the club:

"The Manchester City is disappointed but no surprised by the announcement of today of the Room of Adjudications of the UEFA. The club has anticipated always the need last to look for an independent and impartial entity that consider and comprise the irrefutable proofs that support his position.

In December of 2018, the Researcher Boss of the UEFA anticipated publicly the result and the sanction that pretended to impose to the Manchester City, even before beginning any type of investigation. The consequent process, defective and constantly filtered by part of the UEFA, that he same supervised left few doubts about cual would be the final denouement. The club remitted a formal complaint in front of the disciplinary organism of the UEFA, a complaint that was validated by a failure of the TAS.

Basically, it treats of a case initiated by the UEFA, processed by the UEFA and court by the UEFA. With this discriminatory process now finalised, the club will treat to achieve an impartial trial with the maximum possible celerity and, therefore, in first instance will initiate diligences in front of the Court of Sportive Arbitration the before possible".

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