Manchester City LOSE court case trying to block UEFA’s investigation into their FFP case as CAS reject calls to throw out the probe
- Court of Arbitration for Sport dismiss Man City appeal against FFP investigation
- Premier League champions lodged an appeal in June but has now been rejected
- CAS general secretary Matthieu Reeb said City’s appeal was ‘inadmissible’
UEFA’s investigation into alleged breaches of financial fair play by Manchester City will continue after the club’s attempt to have it thrown out was ruled inadmissible.
City challenged the legitimacy of UEFA’s probe but the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) ruled against the club because the legal process is not yet at an end.
The adjudicatory chamber of UEFA’s Club Financial Control Body can now hold a hearing into the matter, with City facing a possible ban from European competition.
Man City have lost their attempt to stop UEFA from investigating allegations of FFP breaches
UEFA opened an investigation in March following a series of reports in German news magazine Der Spiegel last year that suggested City had deceived the governing body about the club’s finances.
When it was deemed City did have a case to answer, the club reacted strongly, saying: ‘The decision contains mistakes, misinterpretations and confusions fundamentally borne out of a basic lack of due process.’
The CAS statement read: ‘In the present case, the decision rendered by the CFCB IC (investigatory chamber) to refer a case to the CFCB AC is not final and can therefore not be appealed to CAS directly.’