Soccerladuma-logo Profile_icon

Pep's Man City Facing UCL Ban

Pep Guardiola's Manchester City Could Be Banned From The UEFA Champions League

by Marshall Gouts

May 16, 2019 09:26 AM

Tags: Pep Guardiola Manchester City Barcelona Bayern Munich UEFA Champions League UEFA

Pep Guardiola's Manchester City could be banned from the UEFA Champions League for a season if UEFA investigators find the Premier League champions guilty of breaking Financial Fair Play rules.

Read: Barcelona Transfer Plans - 10 Players Who Could Leave 

According to the US newspaper The New York Times, a team led by chief investigator and former Belgian prime minister Yves Leterme has been tasked with investigating potential breaches of Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations made by the Citizens.

Leterme and his team are said to be looking into evidence initially uncovered by German newspaper Der Spiegel in a series of leaks in 2018.

It was alleged that the Citizens had contravened FFP guidelines by reportedly inflating the value of their sponsorship deals.

While a decision is yet to be made by chief investigator Leterme, it is believed the team will recommend a season-long Champions League ban to UEFA.

Watch: Casillas On Zidane

While City have vehemently denied any claims of wrongdoing, they have broken FFP rules before, having been fined £49 million (R892 million) in 2014 for a previous breach of the FFP laws.

Should the Premier League champions be found guilty and be hit with the one-season ban, they would be allowed to appeal any sanction imposed on them, which is said to be unlikely to come into effect prior to the 2020/21 campaign.

Read: How Much Herrera Will Earn At PSG After Man United Exit

Do you think Guardiola will win the UCL title with City eventually? Have your say in the comments section below.


Reads: 25736
Comments: 8

You must be signed in to comment.

Click here to sign in!

Wolf - Famine ENT
May 16, 2019 02:16 PM

To be broken apparently

Report | Reply

Wolf - Famine ENT
May 16, 2019 02:16 PM


Report | Reply

Wolf - Famine ENT
May 16, 2019 02:16 PM


Report | Reply

More Comments
Comment Kings
1 CostadinP
Pts: 24
2 Flipping lyf
Pts: 24
3 mxo@likhosi1
Pts: 18
4 Nemusunda86
Pts: 14
5 S@ Velley thabane
Pts: 12
6 Madredz
Pts: 10
7 Ofentse Kakapa Mahatlhe
Pts: 10
8 @ThizaK
Pts: 6
9 Decent
Pts: 4
10 Thapelo_sa15
Pts: 2
Nedbank Cup League
World Cup 2018
Fan Park
SL Radio
Soccer 6 Zone
Capitec Corner
SportPesa Clubhouse
SA Players Abroad
Messi / Ronaldo / Neymar Watch
Match Centre
Supporters Club
TV Guide
MTN8 Predictor
PSL Predictor
EPL Predictor
La Liga Predictor
Champions League Predictor
Player Of The Season
Express Yourself
Get Published
Skills School
Story Behind Siya
Hot Off The Press
Editor's Blog
Varsity Football

Copyright © Soccer Laduma, 2014.
All rights reserved.

Best of the Mobile Web
News | Sport | Weather | Celebs | Entertainment | Magazines | Free Downloads | Free Music | More