Relived for Man Utd, Chelsea as CAS overturns Man City’s ban
Manchester City will play in the Champions League next season, after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) overturned their two-year ban from European football.
UEFA’s club financial control body handed City the suspension in February, over “serious breaches” of club licensing and Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations.
The former Premier League champions strongly denied any wrongdoing and appealed the decision at CAS last month.
After hearing evidence over the course of three days in June, CAS has now overturned the suspension.
A statement from City on Monday read: “Whilst Manchester City and its legal advisors are yet to review the full ruling by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), the Club welcomes the implications of today’s ruling as a validation of the Club’s position and the body of evidence that it was able to present.
“The Club wishes to thank the panel members for their diligence and the due process that they administered.”