Man City vs UEFA: CAS releases statement as hearing ends; verdict in July

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New Delhi, India Published: Jun 10, 2020, 08:39 PM(IST)

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The three-day hearing at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) of Manchester City’s appeal against UEFA’s ruling ended on Wednesday with the English club set to find out the verdict in the first half of July.

The three-day hearing at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) of Manchester City’s appeal against UEFA’s ruling ended on Wednesday with the English club set to find out the verdict in the first half of July. Following the hearing in Lausanne, where concerned authorities and witnesses joined in via video-conference, the panel of arbitrators will now begin with their deliberations.

Man City were handed a two-season ban on European competitions while an additional €30million fine after being found guilty of Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulation and UEFA Club Licensing rules’ breaches by the Club Financial Control Body (CFCB).

As soon as the decision by CFCB was announced, Man City made it clear they were going to appeal the decision to CAS. 

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With CAS looking to announce a decision in the first half of July, Man City would be knowing their fate ahead of the start of 2020/21 season. 

A CAS spokesman said: "At the end of the hearing, both parties expressed their satisfaction with respect to the conduct of the procedure.

"The Panel of arbitrators in charge of the matter, composed of Mr Rui Botica Santos (Portugal), president, Prof. Ulrich Haas (Germany) and Mr Andrew McDougall QC (France), will start its deliberations and prepare the Arbitral Award containing their decision.

"The decision is expected to be issued during the first half of July 2020."

Man City hierarchy have always maintained their innocence with Ferran Soriano repeatedly stating the allegations are false and all the club was looking forward to was a fair hearing.

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Full CAS statement

The hearing in the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) arbitration between Manchester City FC and the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) concluded at 4:15pm (CET) today. The hearing, initiated on 8 June 2020 in the morning, was conducted by videoconference, with participants in Lausanne and London, and expert witnesses in various countries, in accordance with the schedule planned. At the end of the hearing, both parties expressed their satisfaction with respect to the conduct of the procedure.

The Panel of arbitrators in charge of the matter, composed of Mr Rui Botica Santos (Portugal), president, Prof. Ulrich Haas (Germany) and Mr Andrew McDougall QC (France), will start its deliberations and prepare the Arbitral Award containing their decision.

The decision is expected to be issued during the first half of July 2020. The exact date will be communicated in advance.

The CAS arbitration concerns an appeal filed by Manchester City FC against the decision of the Adjudicatory Chamber of the UEFA Club Financial Control Body (CFCB) dated 14 February 2020 in which it was deemed to have contravened UEFA’s Club Licensing and Financial Fair Play Regulations and sanctioned with exclusion from participation in UEFA club competitions in the next two seasons and ordered to pay a fine of EUR 30 million.
 

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