Man City escapes Champions League ban after FIFA probe

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Manchester City are free from a pending Champions League ban after admitting to irregular transfer activity involving players under the age of 18.

Read also: UEFA to probe Man City on Financial Fair play.

FIFA had ruled on the case but in a brief press release,the football’s governing body revealed that the English Premier League champions did breach Article 19 of the FIFA Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players.
In that, City’s admission of guilt has been taken under consideration by the Disciplinary Board, which will see the team pay a fine of €339,000 (some $380,000).

Manchester City was being investigated on the same charges that ended with Chelsea’s transfer ban back in February, but the Blues failed to admit their guilt, which resulted in the two window transfer ban for the London-based side.

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Read also: City breaks silence over alleged financial fair play breaches and UCL ban claims.

There were fears among Manchester City execs of a UEFA Champions League ban, but this ruling dismisses such claims.

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