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Court lifts Manchester City champions league ban.

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       Manchester City will be free to play Champions League football next season after the Court of Arbitration for Sport lifted a two-season ban from European competitions imposed by UEFA on Monday.

      An initial fine of 30 million euros ($34 million, £27 million) was also reduced to 10 million euros on appeal. City were accused of deliberately inflating the value of income from sponsors with links to the Abu Dhabi United Group, also owned by City owner Sheikh Mansour, to avoid falling foul of financial fair play regulations between 2012 and 2016. The case against City was reopened when German magazine Der Spiegel published a series of leaked emails in 2018. However, CAS found that “most of the alleged breaches reported by the Adjudicatory Chamber of the CFCB (UEFA Club Financial Control Body) were either not established or time-barred”.

        City welcomed the decision that will have huge ramifications on the club’s finances and potentially the future of manager Pep Guardiola and star players such as Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling. “Whilst Manchester City and its legal advisors are yet to review the full ruling by the Court of Arbitration for Sport, the club welcomes the implications of today’s ruling as a validation of the club’s position and the body of evidence that it was able to present,” City said in a statement. “The club wishes to thank the panel members for their diligence and the due process that they administered.” Since Sheikh Mansour’s takeover 12 years ago, City’s fortunes have been transformed from perennially living in the shadow of local rivals Manchester United to winning four Premier League titles in the past eight years among 11 major trophies. On Saturday, they secured qualification for the Champions League for a 10th consecutive season with a 5-0 win at Brighton.

        More silverware could come before the end of the season as Guardiola’s side face Arsenal in the FA Cup semi-finals on Saturday before restarting their Champions League campaign in August, holding a 2-1 lead over Real Madrid from the first leg of their last 16 tie.

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Tottenham player makes big statement after Mourinho’s clash.

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Tanguy Ndombele has opened up on the criticism thrown at him by Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho earlier in the year, Daily Mail.

The French midfielder made a £65million record signing from Lyon under former boss Mauricio Pochettino in the summer of 2019. But the Ndombele failed to live up to the billing which led to the Portuguese gaffer criticising his performance against Burnley at Turf Moore. Tanguy Ndombele: Mourinho did not hurt me neither did it motivate me. Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas. Both manager and player had their differences, as the midfielder wanted a move out of England to join Barcelona or Bayern Munich. Mourinho sends stunning message to Tottenham stars which they won’t like after their victory against Burnley. Mourinho singled out the 23-year-old in a press conference after the game saying after the Burnley game saying:

“In the first half we didn’t have a midfield. “But I’m not going to run away and I have to say he [Ndombele] has had enough time to come to a different level.

“I know the Premier League is difficult and some players take a long time to adapt to a different league. But a player with his potential has to give us more than he is giving us, especially when you see how Lucas (Moura), (Giovani) Lo Celso and those players are playing. I was expecting more in the first half from him.”

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