Great news for Citizens: CAS overturns two-year European competition ban on Manchester City

02:55 PM Jul 13, 2020 | FPJ Web Desk
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Court of Arbitration for Sports has overturned the two-year European competition ban on Premier League club Manchester City.

UEFA punished Man City in February for "serious breaches" of rules monitoring club finances and failing to cooperate with investigators.

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The allegations included that City, owned by Abu Dhabi's royal family, misled UEFA over several years to meet financial integrity rules required to enter the Champions League.

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UEFA-appointed experts opened their investigation after leaked club emails and documents were published by German magazine Der Spiegel in November 2018. They were obtained by a hacker from Portugal. UEFA had previously signed off on City's submitted accounts since 2014.

That year, UEFA fined City 20 million euros ($22.6 million) of its Champions League prize money in a first wave of assessments of European clubs' finances.

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