Uefa announced on Friday that Manchester City has been excluded from participating in continental competitions for two years, while the English club revealed that it would appeal the decision.
The federation added that the English Premier League champion was fined 30 million euros in the last two seasons, indicating that he could appeal the European Union arbitration chamber to the game before the Sports Arbitration Court “Cass”.
The club responded immediately, announcing that it would appeal the sentence to the arbitration court, and said in a statement that it was “upset but not surprised by this unfair ruling” and would now resort to “a neutral ruling” by initiating asylum procedures at the sports arbitration court “as soon as possible.”
The ruling room of the Club Financial Supervision Committee considered that the club, which is supervised by his Spanish coach Josep Guardiola, committed violations of the rules of financial fair play.
“Therefore, the European Union decided to exclude Manchester City from the continental competitions in the seasons 2020-2021 and 2021-2022.”
The head of the refereeing room of the Clubs Financial Control Committee, former Belgian Prime Minister Yves Leterme, recommended excluding Manchester City from the Champions League, in his report sent last May to the referee room, according to several media outlets.