Manchester City ‘s £ 9 m fine for failing to satisfy UEFA’s inquiry into suspected violations of the Financial Fair Play regulations will fall into the hands of their European rivals, including Liverpool and Manchester United.
The city was originally fined three times that amount and suspended from European competition for two seasons but they were victorious in their appeal as the Court of Arbitration for Sport announced yesterday that they would be eligible to play in next season’s Champions League.
Since the ban has been lifted entirely, Man City will still have to pay a £ 9 m fine, and the money will fall into the hands of clubs that complied with all the FFP laws at the time. As a result, Liverpool and Manchester United are among the clubs expected to receive a monetary boost, while reducing the penalty means it would only be a nominal amount (via Daily Mail).
Man City has already qualified for next season’s Champions League and is remaining in this year’s competition, currently keeping a first-leg advantage over Real Madrid ahead of the last-16 second leg of next month’s Etihad Stadium.