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Could Man City lose Champions League spot?

Could Man City lose Champions League spot?

Manchester City have found themselves in somewhat of a dogfight both on and off the pitch.

On the pitch they find themselves in a three horse race for the Premier League title, alongside Liverpool and Chelsea.

But off the pitch they find themselves going head-to-head with UEFA, in a battle that could see both Everton and Arsenal as the big winners.

As Roberto Martinez and Arsene Wenger prepare their sides for a fight for fourth in the Premier League, the crucial place that holds a key to Champions League qualification, it could turn out that fifth spot may well be enough.

That's because Manchester City could be refused entry into next seasons UEFA Champions League due to breaking Financial Fair Play regulations.

FFP rules reportedly forbid clubs making losses in excess of £37.2  million during the period 2011-2013, however Man City have posted losses of £149million, almost £112million over the legal requirement.

Over the next day or so, Manchester City have to provide evidence that their losses actually fall under certain exceptions that UEFA allow in regards to community projects and investment in infrastructure.

However Manchester City's £350 million sponsorship deal with Etihad is also under scrutiny.

If they are found guilty of breaking FFP rules, they will (ironically) be handed a heavy fine and most likely a transfer embargo.

But despite there being no provisions for City to lose their Champions League spot, the system is open to appeal which would open the door for either Everton or Arsenal to challenge UEFA's decision if the punishment is seen as too lenient.

That process according to The Metro could see Everton or Arsenal potentially take City`s place in the Champions League.

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Writer:Yak
Date:Wednesday April 16 2014
Time: 11:00AM

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Absolutely Fair I'd say. Everton, with all of those borrowed players are far more deserving of a CL place than a club owned by a guy who has made City debt free and invested hundreds of million in the dereliction that was East Manchester, building a community use leisure centre, school academy and providing sports facilities in addition to a world leading football academy, creating around 500 permanent jobs not to mention the hundreds of jobs safeguarded for the construction industry over the last 4 years and the next 2 years. How insensitive of the man! Dream on Toffees!
Alphie Izzet1
16/04/2014 11:33:00
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is this why construction is starting so swiftly on the stadium expansion of the etihad? cover a few of the city cracks up? hope you's finish ahead of les arse anyway lads!
Dublin Hotspur
16/04/2014 15:49:00
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