Manchester City could face new Uefa investigation into Abu Dhabi sponsors

  • Uefa to look at sponsorship details of club since 2016
  • City already banned from Champions League for two years

Manchester City could face further investigations by Uefa’s financial fair play compliance body into the level of Abu Dhabi sponsorships they declared for the years since 2016, after the finding that they overstated their sponsorship for the four previous years from 2012.

City were banned from competing in the Champions League for two years and fined €30m (£25m) on Friday for the “very serious breach” found by Uefa’s Club Financial Control Body (CFCB), of overstating the sponsorships, principally from the Abu Dhabi state airline Etihad. The investigation by the CFCB’s ‘investigatory chamber’ followed by hearings and conclusions reached by the ‘adjudicatory chamber’ (AC) were based on internal City emails published by the German magazine Der Spiegel, which only covered the 2012-16 period.

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