January 24, 2024

UEFA Boss Aleksander Ceferin Feels Vindicated

Aleksander Ceferin, president of UEFA, has reiterated his belief that the European football governing body was “right” to ban Manchester City for breaching its Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations in the past.

In February 2020, the Citizens were found guilty of breaking FFP rules and of misleading UEFA. In response, the club was banned from the Champions League for two seasons and handed a €30 million fine.

However, just a few months later in July, the Court of Arbitration for Sport reviewed the case and elected to lift the suspension and reduce the fine to €10 million.

Three years later, Man City found themselves back in the firing line when the English Premier League (EPL) made the shocking decision to charge the club with 115 alleged breaches of the league’s financial rules over nine seasons.

If City is found guilty, Ceferin feels that UEFA’s decision to ban the club will be vindicated. “We know we were right,” he said in an interview published yesterday, Tuesday 23 January. “We wouldn’t decide if we didn’t think we were right,” the former lawyer added.

According to reports, the EPL have set a date for the hearing but are keeping the specific details quiet, for now.

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