It also has an impact on Europa League spots further down the table. “I don’t see beyond the games in hand, we want to win them. From the section Man City.

This decision also has a huge impact on Premier League clubs chasing Champions League qualification this season as fifth place will no longer by a Champions League spot.

I know their arguments, the defence they had and next season we are going to be in the place that we won on the pitch this season and, in some moments, in a marvellous way. Get the biggest City stories, analysis and transfer window updates delivered straight to your inbox. You can unsubscribe at any time. New Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani has been sent a word of warning by former PSG teammate Kylian Mbappe ahead of their Champions League meeting. Independent Premium Comments can be posted by members of our membership scheme, Independent Premium. I would love to do something but I can't," said Guardiola.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas) has explained why it overturned Manchester City’s two-year ban from European competition. “Who am I to know what Pep’s future will be?" Analysis and opinion from our chief football writer. “I was pretty neutral on it really. We'll respect the decision but I try to be involved knowing exactly what happened and I am fully confident about what the club has done. The existing Open Comments threads will continue to exist for those who do not subscribe to Independent Premium. Want to bookmark your favourite articles and stories to read or reference later? All clubs competing in Uefa competitions are expected to operate within their means and meet break-even targets, while dealings have to be transparent.

Analysis and opinion from our chief football writer. City argued in that initial appeal, in court documents released earlier this year, that the decision of the CFCB's investigatory chamber to refer the case to the adjudicatory chamber had been taken "improperly and prematurely". Amid numerous claims, it was alleged City had inflated the size of sponsorship deals so owner Sheikh Mansour was able to invest more money into the club than FFP regulations allowed. and fined the club 30m euros (£25m) after ruling it had committed "serious breaches" of Uefa's Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations between 2012 and 2016. Man City sent UEFA appeal warning by former Brazilian striker Ronaldo Manchester City will learn the result of their appeal against UEFA's Champions League ban next month. In addition, it will bring to an end nine successive years in the Champions League - with the Premier League's fifth-placed team - currently Manchester United - set to replace them in next season's tournament. Former Brazil striker Ronaldo says the 'rules are there to be respected' when asked about Manchester City's two-year ban from UEFA competition.

"But we have to wait. Jesus, Laporte, Mendy - Man City injury list and expected return dates. Last updated on 10 June 202010 June 2020.From the section Man City. Manchester City's appeal against their UEFA ban and fine began at the Court of Arbitration for Sport today.

Ronaldo has been discussing Pep Guardiola's future. Please be respectful when making a comment and adhere to our Community Guidelines. Ronaldo said. Manager Pep Guardiola, who has always said he trusts the club in their appeal, is out of contract next summer and City's chances of keeping him for longer could hinge on the result of their appeal. They believe the CFCB was not independent and ended up being distrustful of it, partly due to the amount of secretive information the club felt was leaked to the media. "All we are looking for is a proper adjudication from an independent and impartial body that is going to take the time to look at all the evidence without preconceptions," added Soriano. By Simon Stone BBC Sport. Hello and welcome to our LIVE rolling news coverage as Manchester City await the Court of Arbitration for Sport's decision regarding the club's appeal over their two-year ban from the Uefa Champions League. CAS have OVERTURNED Man City's Champions League ban. I didn’t know much about the case, I just looked at the result at it this morning,” Lampard said. For European football's governing body Uefa, the outcome also holds huge significance. Read about our approach to external linking. With CAS' decision looming, follow all the latest news on our LIVE rolling news blog! It was also alleged former City boss Roberto Mancini was paid £1.75m - more than the salary he was getting from the Premier League club - to act as a consultant to Abu Dhabi-based Al Jazira Sports and Cultural Club, which is controlled by Sheikh Mansour. A curation of the best the new tracks for you to enjoy, On 14 February, Uefa's Club Financial Control Body (CFCB). Cas announced on Monday morning that the ban, handed down by Uefa, would be lifted after City appealed against the decision. Barcelona confirm stance on January bid for Man City defender Eric Garcia. City were handed a two-year ban from Uefa's competition and a £24.9million fine in February after being found guilty of "serious breaches" of club licensing and Financial Fair Play regulations. Given the vehemence with which they have contested the charges levelled against them, City know a reduction in their European suspension will not be enough to clear their name and the stigma that they tried to cheat the system.

Gary Lineker has questioned whether or not FFP should remain. The club swiftly signalled its intention to appeal amid speculation that the punishment could cost it some of its biggest names as well as manager Pep Guardiola, and the Switzerland-based Court of Arbitration for Sport delivered its verdict at 9.30am BST.

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This, Cas said, was not worthy of a suspension from European competition. Man City: European ban appeal result expected in July. Are you sure you want to mark this comment as inappropriate? ].

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Few City fans will have heard of David Pannick QC of Blackstone Chambers and Paul Harris QC of Monckton Chambers. City were banned from Europe and handed a fine by UEFA for 'serious breaches' of Financial Fair Play regulations.

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That means plenty of fans of other Premier League clubs are suddenly feeling more uptight about fifth place being taken away as a potential Champions League spot. A verdict is not expected until later this summer. How to get into football - the most popular sport in the world, with clubs and facilities throughout the UK. Man United beat Newcastle 4-1 with two changes to their attack on a day Mason Greenwood was expected to start through the middle. A curation of the best the new tracks for you to enjoy, On 14 February, Uefa's Club Financial Control Body (CFCB) banned City and fined the club 30m euros (£25m), after ruling they had committed "serious breaches". Manchester City appeal reaction: Plenty of reactions have arrived to Man City overturning their two-year UEFA ban and, as you can imagine, those connected with Man City are delighted while others… not so much. The latest injury news from Manchester City and possible return dates following the Premier League win over Arsenal. City immediately signalled their intention to appeal to Cas.

Guardiola's side, who trail newly-crowned Premier League champions Liverpool by 21 points with three games of the season remaining, are scheduled to face Real Madrid in this season's Champions League when it resumes in Portugal next month. Please continue to respect all commenters and create constructive debates. Cas lawyers will enter deliberations following a three-day appeal hearing, which concluded on Wednesday. Cas will publish a fuller verdict in the coming days. Now there will be an almighty scrap between Chelsea, Leicester City, Manchester United and Wolves for third and fourth spot in the final three matchweeks of the season. "But the rules are there to be respected - that’s all I can say about that.". Hard to see how UEFA’s FFP rules can survive this.

In what could be seen as another warning to City, Ronaldo explained how Real are not out of the tie just yet. The Court of Arbitration for Sport verdict cleared the club of Uefa's charge of "disguising equity funds". Ronaldo was also asked about City's Champions League last-16 tie against Real Madrid, with the Blues holding a 2-1 lead from the first leg at the Bernabeu.

Manchester City win appeal against European ban, CAS explains key reasons for lifting Man City’s Uefa ban, Man City cleared from Champions League suspension, You may not agree with our views, or other users’, but please respond to them respectfully, Swearing, personal abuse, racism, sexism, homophobia and other discriminatory or inciteful language is not acceptable, Do not impersonate other users or reveal private information about third parties, We reserve the right to delete inappropriate posts and ban offending users without notification. Speaking to City's own website in the days after the initial verdict was announced, chief executive Ferran Soriano insisted "the allegations are simply not true". Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Guardiola's future was put to legendary striker Ronaldo, who was speaking at a Santander Champions League event in Spain, when the former Real Madrid forward made his warning to the club. Pep Guardiola and his coaching staff celebrate in a hastily deleted Instagram post. The hearing was conducted by video conference. ", Man City Champions League ban lifted LIVE: CAS overturn Uefa FFP decision on appeal – latest news, {{#singleComment}}{{value}} Comment{{/singleComment}}{{^singleComment}}{{value}} Comments{{/singleComment}}, {{#singleComment}}{{value}} comment{{/singleComment}}{{^singleComment}}{{value}} comments{{/singleComment}}, Man City Champions League ban decision LIVE blog? Cas found that City’s “disregard” for Uefa’s need to investigate was worthy of “a significant fine”, and considered it appropriate to reduce this fine by two thirds to €10m (£9m).

The club swiftly signalled its intention to appeal amid speculation that the punishment could cost it some of its biggest names as well as manager Pep Guardiola, and the Switzerland-based Court of Arbitration for Sport will deliver its verdict at 9.30am BST today. "I am confident in the club. Why legal battle with Uefa is a watershed moment.