Tottenham Hotspur may have just been handed a boost in their pursuit of Champions League football next season, as they look to climb the Premier League table.
Spurs are currently sixth in the league, two points behind Sheffield United with a game in hand and four behind Chelsea in fourth.
The top four from the Premier League qualify for the Champions League the next season, which is why Spurs have been pushing hard to catch their London rivals, Chelsea.
However, the rules may now have changed, as Manchester City have blown things wide open. UEFA banned the reigning Premier League champions from European competitions for the next two years yesterday (Standard).
This comes after an apparent serious breach of the UEAF financial fair play regulations. If Man City fail with their appeal and finished in the top four of the Premier League, their Champions League qualification spot would go to the team in fifth.
This means that, in theory, Spurs could come fifth this season and still qualify for the Champions League next time out.
Spurs Web Opinion:
This would surely be karma for the UEFA rule that saw Tottenham miss out on Champions League football back when Chelsea won the competition. By winning the trophy and finishing outside the top four, Chelsea stole Spurs’ spot in the competition for the next season.
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