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Manchester City to be Fined £50million By UEFA For Breaching Financial Fair Play Rules

uefa logo Manchester City to be Fined £50million By UEFA For Breaching Financial Fair Play Rules

Manchester City are set to be fined £50million, as well as having their UEFA Champions League squad restricted to 21 players, as a result of breaching the Financial Fair Play rules, according to sources.

City are reported to be ready to appeal the sanctions, which means the case will be presented to panel whose non-negotiable decision will be final.

If City’s appeal fails, the club will have to pay the £50million fine over three seasons.

The full confirmation of the fine and conditions imposed against City are expected to be officially announced this week or next week.

Meanwhile, French newspaper L’Equipe is reporting that Paris Saint-Germain will face even stiffer penalties than City, which will impact PSG’s wage bill and transfers in addition to a fine and squad size restriction.

It’s the squad-size restriction that is going to damage City the most. The reduction of the squad size from 25 to 21 means the club will have to cope with a smaller squad size, which also needs to include 8 locally-trained players.

What’s your opinion about the potential fine and squad reduction for City? Do you have the fine is harsh enough or not, and how will the squad size reduce the team’s Champions League chances in your opinion? Share your opinion in the comments section below.


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Founder and publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris is the managing editor of the site. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT. Harris, who has lived in Florida since 1984, has supported Swansea City since 1979. He's also an expert on soccer in South Florida, and got engaged during half-time of a MLS game. Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005, which was rebranded as World Soccer Talk in 2013.
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