The Court of Arbitration for Sport has confirmed that Manchester City have registered an appeal to overturn their Champions League ban.
Pep Guardiola’s side were hit with a heavy blow earlier as they were prohibited them from playing in the European competitions for the next two years.
After a thorough investigation, UEFA found Man City guilty of breaching the Financial Fair Play rules on top of failing to cooperate in the process. UEFA then handed them a €30 million fine along with a two-year Champions League ban.
City chief executive Ferran Soriano denied the allegations on them saying UEFA’s statements were ‘simply not true.’ He also announced that Man City will be taking actions to try and overturn their punishment.
Recently, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) confirmed that the Sky Blues have lodged an appeal.
In the official statement, CAS explained the process while failing to put a time frame for the appeal to go through. The statement read:
“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).
“Generally speaking, CAS appeal arbitration procedures involve an exchange of written submissions between the parties while a Panel of CAS arbitrators is being convened.
“It is not possible to indicate at this time when a final award in this matter will be issued.”