Manchester City UEFA ban verdict to be made next month

A three-day hearing of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), which will now begin deliberations, held over video-conference, concluded on Wednesday.

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Manchester City celebrates after winning the Premier League in May, 2019.   -  AP

Manchester City will have to wait until “the first half of July” to find out whether its appeal against a two-year ban from European football has been successful.

A three-day hearing of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), held over video-conference, concluded on Wednesday and the Lausanne-based court said it would now begin deliberations.

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“The decision is expected to be issued during the first half of July 2020. The exact date will be communicated in advance,” CAS said in a statement.

European soccer's governing body UEFA ruled in February that City had committed serious breaches of Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations and failed to cooperate with its investigation, handing it a two year ban from European competitions and a 30 million euro ($34.11 million) fine.

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