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UK News Why have Man City been banned from the Champions League?

05:25  15 february  2020
05:25  15 february  2020 Source:   goal.com

What does Manchester City's European ban actually mean?

  What does Manchester City's European ban actually mean? The Premier League champions have been handed a hefty punishment for breaching UEFA's financial fair play regulations .The Premier League champions have also been hit with a £25m fine, although the club have announced that they intend to appeal the decision to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.According to the Adjudicatory Chamber of the Club Financial Control Body, City overstated sponsorship revenue in the accounts submitted to UEFA between 2012 and 2016, and then "failed to cooperate in the investigation".

Manchester City have been banned from the Champions League for two seasons, from 2020-21, and fined €30m by Uefa after being found to have broken financial fair play rules.

Why have Manchester City been banned from the Champions League and what comes next? Uefa say that the reigning Premier League champions overstated sponsorship revenue in There is also the likelihood of further punishment from the Premier League , which could include a points penalty.

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The football world has been shaken to its core following the news that Manchester City are set to face a two-year ban from the Champions League .

The Citizens are planning to overturn the ban with an appeal, but there is no denying that a ban from the competition will have serious ramifications on and off the pitch . Here's everything you need to know about the ban, what rules Man City are alleged to have broken, how it will affect the Premier League and more.

  1. Why are Man City banned from Europe?
  2. What are FFP rules?
  3. How have Man City responded?
  4. How does the ban affect Champions League qualification?
  5. Can Man City compete in the Europa League?
  6. What happens if Man City win the Champions League?
  7. Could Man City face a Premier League points deduction?

Why are Man City banned from Europe?

Manchester City have been banned from competing in the Champions League for the next two seasons after they were found to be in breach of serious Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules .

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Manchester City have been banned from competing in the Champions League for two years. UEFA handed down the punishment, which includes a €30 million fine (£25m/m), to the Premier League giants for breaching Financial Fair Play rules.

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They have also been fined €30 million (£25m/$33m).

An investigation found that the Adjudicatory Chamber of UEFA's Club Financial Control Body (CFCB) found City guilty of "overstating its sponsorship revenue" between 2012 and 2016.

The CFCB opened an investigation into Man City in March 2019 following allegations that they had broken FFP-related rules . These allegations were first made public by German publication Der Spiegel with documents obtained by whistleblowers Football Leaks .

CFCB found Man City guilty of deliberately inflating the financial value of a sponsorship deal – which would allow them to spend more money – and therefore deceiving UEFA.

The leaked emails found that Man City owner Sheikh Mansour funded the majority of the club’s £67.5m annual sponsorship by Etihad.

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The Premier League champions could face a Champions League ban and are believed to have been accused of providing "unconvincing" Why has this come up again then? The Football Leaks data dump uncovered emails and documents from clubs across Europe, relating to events after 2014.

One leaked document suggested that Etihad had only funded £8m of that sponsorship in 2015-16, with the rest of the finances being supplied by Abu Dhabi United Group – Mansour’s own company.

According to the reports, City deceived UEFA so that they would be able to meet certain FFP rules that made it mandatory for clubs to break even.

What are Financial Fair Play rules?

FFP rules are guidelines upheld by UEFA in order to discourage clubs from exploiting their financial superiority and then gaining an unfair advantage.

FFP rules state that what a club spends must be balanced with what they earn. It was introduced to dissuade clubs from overspending in areas such as player wages and transfers.

Lucrative sponsorships increase a club’s revenue, and how much clubs are allowed to spend. The suggestion, then, was that Mansour was privately funding the majority of the Etihad deal – which raised concerns that the club had misled UEFA’s CFCB.

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Manchester City have been banned from the Champions League for the next two seasons for "serious breaches" of UEFA's financial fair play regulations.

Manchester City , the reigning Premier League champion , has been barred from the Champions League for the next two seasons for “serious breaches” of European soccer’s financial regulations. The club has also been fined 30 million euros (.5 million). Manchester City had sought to short circuit

Read more about what FFP is here.

How have Man City responded?

Man City are unwilling to speak in detail about the matter to the media and are expected to maintain this approach until the end of the appeals process.

They have, however, stated that they intend on appealing the ban and have denied any wrongdoing in the past.

Man City said in a statement that they were “disappointed but not surprised” by UEFA’s decision.

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They outlined their intention to appeal the ban “at the earliest opportunity” with the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), and slammed the "prejudiced" process.

Their statement read: “The club has always anticipated the ultimate need to seek out an independent body and process to impartially consider the comprehensive body of irrefutable evidence in support of its position.

"Simply put, this is a case initiated by UEFA, prosecuted by UEFA and judged by UEFA. With this prejudicial process now over, the Club will pursue an impartial judgment as quickly as possible and will therefore, in the first instance, commence proceedings with the Court of Arbitration for Sport at the earliest opportunity."

Manchester City ban: What happened and what's next?

  Manchester City ban: What happened and what's next? Manchester City, the reigning Premier League champions, have been banned from taking part in European competitions due to "serious breaches" of UEFA's financial regulations.Manchester City, the reigning Premier League champions, have been banned from taking part in European competitions due to "serious breaches" of UEFA's financial regulations.

The Premier League champions have been banned from the Champions League for two years in a move This is why Uefa acted. This is what brings another fight, as City have made clear they will now Winning the Champions League is his only remaining mission there. Many think he is already

Manchester City have been banned from competing in the Champions League for two years. UEFA handed down the punishment to the Premier League giants for breaching Financial Fair Play rules. A statement read: "The Adjudicatory Chamber, having considered all the evidence

There is a possibility that the ban could be overturned should City be successful in their appeal. If the ban is overturned, they would be allowed to resume participation in the Champions League and other European competitions.

How will Man City’s ban affect Champions League qualification in the Premier League?

UEFA rules state that clubs finishing in the Premier League top four automatically qualify for next season’s Champions League.

Should Man City’s ban be upheld, their 2020-21 Champions League spot will go to the club that finishes fifth in the table (assuming that Man City finish in the top four).

According to UEFA’s Champions League rule 4.08 , in the event of a team being disqualified from the competition, their spot goes to the next best-placed club in the top-flight.

They state: “A club which is not admitted to the competition is replaced by the next best-placed club in the top domestic championship of the same association, provided the new club fulfils the admission criteria.”

Can Man City compete in the Europa League?

No. UEFA’s decision states that Man City are disqualified from competing in UEFA club competitions, and this includes the Europa League.

They state that Man City “shall be excluded from participation in UEFA club competitions in the next two seasons (ie. the 2020/21 and 2021/22 seasons)”.

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What happens if Man City win the Champions League this season?

UEFA rules state that whoever wins the Champions League automatically qualifies for next season’s competition, regardless of their domestic league performance.

In this case, however, it is understood that Man City will still not be allowed to compete in next season’s Champions League as titleholders.

They would also be unable to compete in the 2020 Club World Cup and UEFA Super Cup.

Could Man City face a Premier League points deduction?

According to the Independent , Man City could be dealt with another huge blow in a possible Premier League points deduction .

It is likely that the Premier League will be made to deal their own punishment to the club in order to be in accordance with UEFA’s FFP regulations.

The punishment could potentially be a points deduction should Man City’s ban not be overturned following the appeal.

With Man City 22 points adrift of Liverpool at the time of UEFA issuing their statement, a potential points deduction would not impact the title race or put them in danger of relegation – though it is not yet clear how many points could be deducted.

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