The Court of Arbitration for Sport has confirmed Manchester City's appeal against a two-year ban imposed by UEFA.
A statement from CAS on Wednesday confirmed that the English side had lodged the appeal, following a decision that was reached upon on 14 February 2020 by the body, in which Manchester City was deemed to have contravened UEFA’s Club Licensing and Financial Fair Play Regulations.
The court has however indicated that there is no timeframe on how long the process will take.
Here is the full statement;
"The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has registered an appeal filed by Manchester City football club against the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA).
The appeal is directed against the decision of the Adjudicatory Chamber of the UEFA Club Financial Control Body (CFCB) dated 14 February 2020 in which Manchester City was deemed to have contravened UEFA’s Club Licensing and Financial Fair Play Regulations and sanctioned with exclusion from the next two seasons of UEFA club competitions for which the club would qualify and ordered to pay a fine of EUR 30 million.
Generally speaking, CAS appeal arbitration procedures involve an exchange of written submissions between the parties while a Panel of CAS arbitrators is being convened. Once the Panel has been formally constituted it issues procedural directions, including, inter alia, with respect to the holding of a hearing. Following the hearing, the Panel deliberates and then issues its decision in the form of an Arbitral Award.
It is not possible to indicate at this time when a final award in this matter will be issued,"
Meanwhile, City are preparing for a Champions League clash against Real Madrid on Wednesday night at the Santiago Bernabeu.
The team arrived in Spain on Tuesday night, ready for the eagerly anticipated match.
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