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Manchester City Facing New Threat of European Expulsion: Nightly Soccer Report

manchester city Manchester City Facing New Threat of European Expulsion: Nightly Soccer Report

Manchester City’s place in the UEFA Champions League next season could be challenged by Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal because of detailed new UEFA rules over Financial Fair Play (FFP), according to an exclusive report in The Independent newspaper tonight.

The newspaper reports:

“A new problem has emerged in the obscure though highly significant small print of the new FFP rulebook. If City fail to meet FFP, a “directly affected party” has 10 days to appeal against any attempt by the club to then cut a deal with Uefa to reduce their sanction of a likely Champions League ban. City would then be exposed to a Uefa tribunal.

“The governing body may deliver their verdict on clubs’ finances as early as May. Arsenal and Liverpool have made it clear they expect strong enforcement of FFP by Uefa and both clubs could make the challenge – putting them in a state of open conflict with City – if either miss out on a Champions’ League place.

“City’s status in next year’s competition could only be challenged if they are first ruled a FFP defaulter and then reach a “settlement agreement”, which is effectively a plea bargain.”

Here’s video of Jose Mourinho talking about Manchester City’s “dodgy way” in how the club is dealing with Financial Fair Play:

Read the article linked below in The Independent for more insight and detail.

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