The abolition of the European suspension penalty against Manchester City

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The sports arbitration court, “TAS”, announced on Monday, the cancellation of the penalty imposed by the European Football Association (UEFA) on English club Manchester City, by denying it to competitions for two seasons because of violating the rules of fair financial play, limited to a financial fine of 10 million euros.

The court approved, according to the summary of the decision published on its website, the appeal submitted by the English club owned by the Emirati Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, abolished the suspension penalty, and reduced the financial fine imposed by UEFA, from 30 million euros to ten million.

City, crowned champion of the Premier League in 2018 and 2019, ensured the qualification for the next season of the Champions League, as this season will end in second place in the Premier League standings behind Liverpool, who won the local title in his favor.