ROME – Manchester City has been excluded for two years from the Champions League. The announcement came on 14 February from the UEFA judging chamber, with the club saying it was "disappointed but not surprised" and is preparing for the appeal.
The judges of UEFA have excluded the club from the European cups for the next two seasons for violations of the rules of financial fair play. Manchester City in a statement announced that it will appeal to the Tas of Lausanne "as soon as possible" to judge "there is an independent body".
The club in the note published on social networks writes: "In December 2018, the chief investigator of UEFA publicly anticipated the result and the sanction he intended to impose on Manchester City even before starting any type of investigation."
The note continues: “The Club made a formal complaint to the UEFA disciplinary body, a complaint which was validated by a TAS ruling. Basically, it's a UEFA-initiated case, investigated by UEFA and judged by UEFA. "
And he concludes: "With the conclusion of this discriminatory process, the Club will try to obtain an impartial process as quickly as possible and, therefore, will initiate a procedure before the Sports Arbitration Court as soon as possible".
Source: Blitz Quotidiano