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Manchester City Could Receive One Year Ban From Champions League

Manchester City just won the English Premier League with the highest amount of points in history of the league.

But according to a New York Times Report things could be more somber in Manchester.

An investigation into accusations that Premier League champion Manchester City misled European soccer’s financial regulators in pursuit of its success on the field is expected to recommend that the team be barred from the Champions League, European soccer’s richest competition and the trophy the club covets most.

English soccer authorities and officials at UEFA, European soccer’s governing body and the organizer of the Champions League, have for months been investigating Manchester City amid allegations of rule-breaking revealed in damaging leaks over much of the past year. Members of the investigatory chamber of UEFA’s financial control board, a group set up to analyze the accounts of clubs suspected of breaking strict cost-control regulations, met two weeks ago in Nyon, Switzerland, to finalize their conclusions.

The investigatory panel’s leader, the former prime minister of Belgium Yves Leterme, will have the final say on the submission to a separate adjudicatory chamber, which could be filed as soon as this week. The body is expected to seek at least a one-season ban.

This would be a huge blow to Manchester City. I am not sure what this means in the grand scheme of things but what a big blow to win the English Premier Title and not even get a chance to show out on the world stage and prove that you could be the best team in the world at the time.

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