To discuss Manchester City’s appeal against the two-year ban on appearances in European club competitions from June 8 to 10, the decision to discuss the appeal was announced by The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Tuesday.
After it was established that Manchester’s income from sponsors in the period from 2012 to 2016 was overrated, The European Football Association (UEFA) has forbidden Manchester City from playing in club competitions for the next two years and fined the current English champions 30 million euros.
It concerned the main sponsor, the Etihad, the state-owned airline of Abu Dhabi. So the Manchester city immediately appealed after the first-instance decision, rejecting allegations that serious violations of the rules had been committed.
The owner of Manchester City, Sheikh Mansour, had paid most of the sponsorship money that was claimed to come from the Etihad. Reported German magazine Spiegel in November last year.
Before the Champions League draw for next season is made, the CAS decision, in this case, should be made.