Manchester City have officially registered their appeal to the 2-year ban and £25.2 million fine implemented by UEFA with The Court Of Arbitration For Sport.
The English club were issued with a 2-year ban from European competition as well as a £25.2 million fine for breaching Financial Fair Play protocols.
It is still yet to be seen whether the FA in England will also follow suit by punishing the club which could cost them to lose crucial Premier League points opening up an extra spot in the English Premier League top 4.
Manchester City are currently in second place in the Premier League, a clear 7 points ahead of trailing Leicester City.
The club are hoping that the ban will be lifted while the Court Of Arbitration For Sport(Cas) goes through the appeal, though it is unclear how long this process could take.
Should the ban and fine be suspended until a decision is made, the announcement will have to be made before the commencement of the 2020/21 UEFA competition season.
The official statement issued by the Cas read as follows:
“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 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 the next two seasons of UEFA club competitions for which the club would qualify and ordered to pay a fine of €30 million.”
“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.”
“It is not possible to indicate at this time when a final award in this matter will be issued,”
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