CAS to decide on Manchester City on July 13

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Manchester City will find out if their appeal against a two-year ban on UEFA competitions from July 13 has been successful.

A decision on Manchester City and its appeal against a ban on the Champions League will be announced on 13 July, which confirms The Court of Sports Arbitration (CAS). The Swiss body will confirm the verdict on Monday at 10:30 local time (08:30 GMT), it said in a statement Friday.

The city’s hearing at CAS began on June 8, with a video call for the hearings being ended two days later. After finding them guilty of “serious violations” of the Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules, the Premier League club is trying to revoke UEFA ‘s decision to bar them from European competition for the next two seasons and to fine them € 30 million (£27.2 m).

The city has repeatedly denied wrongdoing about the matter arising from a series of articles released by Der Spiegel in November 2018, focused on details allegedly obtained from the Football Leaks whistleblower.

He said: “The club has always expected the absolute need to seek out an independent body and mechanism to impartially assess the extensive collection of irrefutable facts in support of its claim,” read a statement from City at the time, which UEFA said had “failed to comply” with the investigation.”

City boss Pep Guardiola, speaking on Friday, said he had confidence in their appeal for the chances of club ‘s success.

“I am so sure that I have seen the claims of the club that we are going to be there next season [in the Champions League],” he said.

In an interview with HLN, star midfielder Kevin De Bruyne indicated that he would be able to remain at City in case of a reduction to a one-year ban, but a two-year suspension from the Champions League might cause him to weigh his options.

He said, “I’m just waiting for this.” “The club told us they’re going to appeal, and they are 100 percent sure they’re right. That’s why I’m waiting to see what’s going to happen. After the decision is made I must re-examine everything. This would take two years, but in the case of one year I might see.”

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