Manchester City has filed an official appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). Against a two-year ban from European competitions.

Manchester City’s appeal against UEFA ban

The Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) has confirmed that it has filed an appeal from Manchester City. As the current Premier League champions are fighting to lift the two-season UEFA Champions League ban. UEFA found the club guilty of violating the rules of the Financial Fair Play and reluctance to cooperate with its investigation. Imposing a fine on City of € 30 million (£ 25 million / $ 33 million) over their two-year European suspension. Man City quickly went to plead not guilty and promised to prove that UEFA was wrong. While CAS appealed the first order of affairs. CAS has now confirmed the appeal by issuing an official statement on Wednesday that states. The Court of Arbitration of Sports filed a petition filed by the Manchester City Football Club against the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA).

Man City found to violate the UEFA financial rules

“The appeal directed at the court of law of the UEFA Club Financial Control Body (CFCB) on February 14, 2020. In which Manchester City found to violate the UEFA Club Licensing and Financial Fair Rules and sanctioned except for the next two seasons of UEFA club competitions. For which the club will claim, and ordered to pay a fine of 30 million euros.”In general, the procedures for the arbitration of appeals by the CAS involve the exchange of written representations between the parties during the conference CAS arbitrator groups. Following the formal establishment of the Panel. It issues procedural guidelines, including about the holding of hearings. After the trial, the Panel discusses and then makes its decision in the form of an award.

 

Guardiola, De Bruyne. and Sterling are staying in the club despite the ban

“It is not possible to specify at this time when the final prize on this issue will be released.”Man City will hope that the verdict will reach as soon as possible since the ban raises many questions regarding the future of the club. Indeed, although Pep Guardiola announced his intention to remain in the club even if the prohibition observed. The Catalan coach can be forgiven for considering moving to another place. The same could be said about the players: such as Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling were already associated with summer transfers, and did not spend two years in the wilderness of the Champions League. In the same way, Guardiola admitted that making summer signatures can be especially tough. As top players will see a deficit of European football as a real lack of joining the Manchester club.