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Manchester city intends to appeal the decision of the Union of European football associations (UEFA) the dismissal of the club from European competition for two seasons. This was reported on the official website of “citizens”.
“We are disappointed but not surprised by this decision. The club realized the necessity of the case in an independent organization. Soon we will challenge the dismissal in court of arbitration for Sport (CAS),” — said in a statement.
The decision on disqualification of Manchester city was announced on Friday, February 14. The reason for the removal was a violation of the club rules of financial fair play. The statement said that the English team from 2012 to 2016 overstated their sponsorship income accounts and break even. In addition, Manchester city also was ordered to pay a fine of 30 million euros.
At the moment, Manchester city is the English Premier League (EPL) in second place, which includes getting the direct spots in the Champions League.
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