The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) could bar the entry of Premier League Champions Manchester City in Champion League 2019 which is going to start from next month. The biggest governing body of European football recommended banning the top-flight English Club from the great football league after the champions were stranded in the center of controversy for breaking Financial Play Rules. This comes after the German magazine had claimed the allegations against the Man City squad for breaking cost control rules. The UEFA then launched an investigation to analyse the accounts of clubs allegedly charged for wrongdoings. The members of the investigation chambers held the meeting in Switzerland earlier this month in order to their conclusion about the issue.
As per the suspected club, the magazine has clearly tried to damage their reputation in front of the governing body. The Football club has vigorously denied all the charges against them and is ready to appeal in Court of Arbitration for Sport against such a ban.
The former Prime Minister of Belgium Yves Leterme will take the final call on the issue and will decide if the matter will be submitted to separate adjudicatory chamber or not. However, the body is expected to ban the club at least for one year. Though it is not yet confirmed that the ban will be enforced on 2020-2021 season or in next season.
Recently, the Manchester City squad clinched their second straight title of Premier League against Brighton at Amex stadium. The City club defeated Brighton’s men by 4-1 in the final match on May 12 and finished one point above Liverpool FC. The boss of Manchester City Pep Guardiola expressed his feelings on the great win by saying, “to win the title we had to win 14 games in a row. This was the toughest title in all my career, by far”. Furthermore, the Blues started their this year’s season with a winning streak as they already clinched the title of Carabao Cup in February 2019 followed by FA Cup win.