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Man City concern as FFP appeal to drag into 2 months

Manchester City are facing lengthy delays over their appeal against a two season Champions League ban.

City's appeal against their two-year ban for breaking UEFA'S Financial Fair Play rules is being heard next week by the Court of Arbitration for Sport, says the Mirror.

The Blues were hit with the suspension, plus a £25million fine, for overstating the club's sponsorship revenues between 2012 and 2016 to meet FFP.

The Adjudicatory Chamber of UEFA's Club Financial Control Body handed down the punishment, which was immediately contested by City, who branded the investigation "flawed".

City's appeal will be heard over three days from Monday, most likely by video conference, due to restrictions in place due to the coronavirus pandemic.

CAS sources have revealed a final decision on City's Champions League fate for next season could take up to two months to be delivered.

UEFA and City want the appeal decision delivered before the draw is made for next season's Champions League group stage, to avoid unnecessary complications.

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