Manchester City set to learn their Champion League fate this MONDAY MORNING
- UEFA to make verdict on Champions League appeal
- City were banned from Europe for two years for breaching Financial Fair Play
- Mental Health and Psychosocial considerations during the COVID-19 pandemic
Manchester City will learn their Champions League fate this morning.
Manchester City will this morning find out whether they will be part of the prestigious European competition in the next two years.
City were banned from European competition for the next two years for breaching Financial Fair play rules back in February.
The Court of Arbitration for Sports ruled that City had breached club licensing and financial fair play regulations.
The club would then lodge an appeal against the ruling – an appeal that will be heard and decided on this Monday morning.
Should the decision remain, the directive will cost the club potentially £170million in lost revenue.
Moreover, the decision would potentially see an exodus of their star players with Raheem Sterling tipped with a move to Real Madrid. City’s standout player Kevin De Bruyne has also been rumored with a move away from the blue side of Manchester.
The result of the appeal will also have major implications in the Premier League with sides such as Chelsea, Leicester City and Manchester United knowing that should the ban be upheld, it will better their chances of participating in next season’s Europe competitions.
City’s Boss Pep Guardiola has however insisted that he hasn’t lost any sleep over the decision and is confident City will be playing in the Champions League next season.
Champions League expulsion for City would mean a fifth-placed finish will be sufficient to qualify for the competition, as City sit well clear of the rest in second place in the table, behind only champions Liverpool.
Chelsea, Leicester, Manchester United, Sheffield United, Wolves, Tottenham and Arsenal, who are respectively placed third down to ninth in the table, could potentially benefit from the ban being upheld due to the shift in requirement for Champions League and Europa League qualification.