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Manchester City’s FFP case could be re-opened, Uefa indicates  

European football’s governing body Uefa has said that Financial Fair Play cases could be re-opened in a statement that is thought to address allegations made against English Premier League club Manchester City last week.

According to revelations in Germany’s Der Spiegel, sponsorship income worth £59.5m ($76.8m) that was thought to have come from the club’s main sponsor Etihad Airlines was paid directly by the club’s owners Abu Dhabi United Group.

Although Manchester City was not named in the statement, Uefa said: “If new information comes to light that may be material to this assessment [of clubs’ financial positions], Uefa will use that to challenge the figures and will seek explanation, clarification or rebuttal from the club concerned.”

“Should new information suggest that previously concluded cases have been abused, those cases may be capable of being re-opened as determined on a case-by-case basis.”

Read the full Uefa statement here.

 

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