‘We know we were right’ – UEFA president doubles down on charging Manchester City over FFP breaches
Posted by  badge Boss on Jan 24
Aleksander Ceferin insists UEFA ‘knew we were right’ about Man City (Picture: Getty)

Aleksander Ceferin insists UEFA ‘knew we were right’ over allege Financial Fair Play breaches by .

City were banned from the for two seasons and fined £25m in January 2020 after they were found to have seriously misled UEFA and broken Financial Fair Play rules.

However, the Court of Arbitration overturned the ban seven months later and reduced the fine to £10m.

But City have faced similar charges on domestic grounds, with the finding 115 breaches in February 2023 that spanned over nine seasons.

A date has now been set for City’s trial but it has not yet been disclosed.

And Ceferin says a guilty verdict on those charges would validate UEFA’s position, as he insists they were ‘right’ about City’s Champions League ban.

City have been charged by the Premier League (Credits: PA)

‘We know we were right,’ Ceferin said.

‘We wouldn’t decide if we didn’t think we were right.

‘As a trial lawyer for 25 years, I know that, sometimes, you win a case that you are sure you will lose. And, sometimes, you lose a case when you’re sure. You just simply have to respect in a serious democracy the decision of the court.

‘I don’t want to speak about the case in England. But I trust that the decision of our independent body was correct. I didn’t enter into this decision.’


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