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·29 July 2020

CAS make public their rejection of Man City UEFA ban

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Manchester City showed a "blatant disregard" to Uefa's investigation into potential Financial Fair Play (FFP) breaches, says the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), even though it found "no conclusive evidence that they disguised funding from their owner as sponsorship".

Last month, CAS overturned City's two-year ban from European competition and the club's fine was also cut from 30m euros (£26.9m) to 10m euros.

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While City were criticised for a "severe breach" by failing to co-operate with Uefa the club did provide CAS with all of the emails that had formed the basis of Uefa's charges.

CAS' written findings said the panel found "no adverse inferences" could be drawn from City's failure to produce evidence.

The club said it co-operated "in the face of a shifting and still unparticularised case involving allegations of fraud and conspiracy" and the reason Uefa knew about the disputed transactions is because the club co-operated and "explained those transactions in great detail".

The club added it was not required to comply with every demand made of them by Uefa, just those "proper" and "reasonable" requests that were "relevant" to decision-making.

Earlier this month, CAS overturned the two-year ban, saying that most of the alleged breaches of FFP rules were either not established or time-barred.

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