Man City appeal against two-year UEFA ban confirmed by CAS

Manchester City have lodged a formal appeal with the Court of Arbitration for Sport against their two-year Champions League ban

City have begun the process of trying to overturn the UEFA suspension with the appeal, which they are confident will see them able to play in Europe next season and beyond.

The CBues were handed the suspension, as well as a £25million fine, for breaching UEFA's Financial Fair Play rules by inflating the true value of sponsorship deals in a bid to comply.

CAS confirmed City's submission in a written statement, although no timeline has been given for when the appeal process will be concluded.

The statement read: "The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has registered an appeal filed by Manchester City Football Club against the Union of European Football Association (UEFA).

"The appeal is directed against the decision of the Adjudicatory Chamber of the UEFA Club Financial Control Body (CFCB) date 14 February 2020 in which Manchester City was deemed to have contravened UEFA's Club Licensing and Financial Fair Play Regulations and sanctioned with exclusion from the next two seasons of UEFA club competitions for which the club would quality and ordered to pay a fine of EUR 30 million.

"Generally speaking, CAS appeal arbitration procedures involve an exchange of written submissions between the parties while a Panel of CAS arbitrators is being convened.

"Once the Panel has been formally constituted it issues procedural directions, including, inter alia, with respect to the holding of a hearing.

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