Date: 9th June 2020 at 12:00pm
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According to AFP, Man City could find out the verdict of their two-year European ban appeal as early as July next month – giving the Sky Blues a potential boost as we await the outcome in time for next season’s Champions League. 

City’s appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) commenced on Monday via video conference, with the club’s representatives given until Wednesday evening to plead their case and convince the court that they’re not guilty of breaking Financial Fair Play rules.

Despite other outlets reporting that we won’t find out the verdict of this appeal until August at the earliest, AFP claim CAS secretary general Matthieu Reeb thinks a result could be published just next month – which would be good news for both City and UEFA.

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The club were banned from Europe for two years back in mid-February, with UEFA also dishing out a £25 million fine, after accusing City of breaking FFP regulations between 2012 and 2016.

Since then, we have denied the ‘serious breaches‘, and the club have also been ‘disappointed but not surprised‘ by UEFA’s punishment.

Now, as we enter the appeal case, just three days in court could decide the fate of City’s European participation over the next two seasons.

As the Sky Blues wish to find out the verdict as early as possible in order to prepare for next campaign accordingly, a potential result announced in July can only benefit our club – but with any luck, the hearing’s result will be one of celebration.

 
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