The Court of Arbitration for Sport has confirmed that it has registered an appeal filed by Manchester City against their European Football ban imposed by UEFA.
Manchester City have been banned by UEFA from European Competitions for two years and fined €30 million due to serious breaches of UEFA Financial Fair Play regulations.
Man City have formally lodged their appeal against UEFA's two-year ban and fine with CAS, who say: "It is not possible to indicate at this time when a final award in this matter will be issued."https://t.co/0H9KaILlhB
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Manchester City have disputed these findings and have been adamant they would appeal that judgment by the European Football governing body to CAS.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) confirmed in a statement today that they have received the appeal.
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 Associations (UEFA).
"The appeal is directed against the decision of the Adjudicatory Chamber of the UEFA Club Financial Control Body (CFCB) dated 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 qualify 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. Following the hearing, the Panel deliberates and then issues its decision in the form of an Arbitral Award.
"It is not possible to indicate at this time when a final award in this matter will be issued."