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Manchester City banned from Europe

General view of Manchester City's Etihad Stadium taken September 2018

UEFA announced on February 14 that Manchester City had been fined €30m (£24.9m) and banned from European competitions for two years due to breaching financial fair play rules.

The reigning Premier League champions overstated sponsorship revenue in accounts submitted between 2012 and 2016, according to European football's governing body, leading to the severe punishment.

However, the decision of the Adjudicatory Chamber of the Club Financial Control Body (CFCB) is subject to appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

City also reportedly face a Premier League points deduction and could be demoted to League Two should the English Football League take action.

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