Monday July 13, 2020
The squad led by Josep Guardiola was sanctioned for two years without competing at the European level, a decision that was revoked by the TAS. For this reason, the ‘citizens’ will be able to participate in the next edition of the ‘Orejona’. In addition, the fine was reduced from € 30 million to € 10 million.
They celebrate in Manchester. The Court of Sports Arbitration (TAS) decided to revoke the harsh punishment that fell on City, which prevented it from competing at the European level for two seasons. However, the TAS decided to accept the appeal of the cast where Claudio Bravo is active.
The higher body decided that the English squad did not camouflage capital funds as sponsor income, as was the accusation of UEFA.
In any case, the Court indicated that the ‘citizens’ made a mistake by not cooperating with the investigations carried out by the authorities of the European football governing body.
In this way, the sanction of two years without competing in club championships organized by UEFA is void and the fine was reduced from € 30 million to € 10 million.
In its wes, Manchester City expressed after the resolution that « we want to express satisfaction with the resolution that validates the position of the club and the evidence that was presented. The club wants to thank the members of the court for their diligence throughout this procedure. «