What happened at CAS when Man City were cleared of UEFA FFP charges
Manchester City are anticipating the result of the Premier League's investigation after they were charged with Financial Fair Play rule breaches.
City were hit with unprecedented charges by the Premier League in February, accused of more than 100 breaches of competition rules that include nearly a decade of misrepresenting their finances to relevant authorities and failing to cooperate with an investigation into them. The club insists it has a "comprehensive body of irrefutable evidence that exists in support of its position", and will be able to defend themselves at an independent tribunal but the complexity and scale of the case means it could take years before it is heard.
The Blues will be confident of being found not guilty after winning an appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in 2020 following similar charges from UEFA. City were temporarily expelled from the Champions League by UEFA for breaching their Financial Fair Play regulations back in 2019. However, CAS ruled a year later that the club did not disguise equity funding as sponsorship contributions - but that City did fail to co-operate with UEFA authorities.
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In 2020, CAS overturned a two-year ban from European football and €30million fine that were imposed upon City. It meant that City were free to play in UEFA competitions, and were instead fined €10m for failing to cooperate.
CAS' initial statement appeared to suggest that some alleged breaches were "not established" and others were "time-barred" - but what did it all mean for City? Here's what happened.
In 2014, City breached