Manchester City may face Champions League ban after Uefa FFP investigation

04 December 2018 12:39
• Promise of strong action if Der Spiegel allegations are proved• Potential ban could come into effect as early as next seasonManchester City could be banned from the Champions League, perhaps as early as next season, as Uefa looks set to take strong action should the club be found to have flouted Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules. An independent investigation by European football’s governing body into City’s behaviour was recently opened after information was made public by the Football Leaks hack and published in the German magazine Der Spiegel alleged City used sponsorship deals to circumvent rules on how much money owners can put into a club.At a meeting of Uefa’s executive committee in Dublin the president, Aleksander Ceferin, described the investigation as “a concrete case” and pledged an outcome “very soon”. Uefa officials believe the integrity of one of the organisation’s key rules is under threat and that sporting sanctions are the only appropriate response should City be found to have flouted them. Related: Manchester City FFP allegations examined by Uefa officials Continue reading. . read full article

Source: TheGuardian