Tottenham could be set for a two-month wait to hear the verdict of Manchester City’s UEFA ban appeal, according to The Mirror.
City were awarded a two-season ban from all UEFA club competitions and hit with a £30M fine as a result of “serious breaches” against the financial regulations (Guardian).
Europe’s football governing body found that City had allegedly overstated their sponsorship revenue in accounts between 2012 and 2016.
However, the reigning-Premier League champions decided to put forward an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport on February 26 (Sky Sports).
As City are likely to place in the top-four, should their ban stand, fifth place would come with a Champions League spot for the 2020/21 campaign.
The Mirror report that it could take up to two months to hear the outcome of City’s appeal, with proceedings set to begin on Monday in a three-day hearing.
Both City and UEFA are hoping for the outcome to be revealed before the 2020/21 Champions League draw to avoid any complications.
Spurs Web Opinion
As if this season couldn’t get any more complicated, we may have to hope for City to be banned in order to help our push for a Champions League spot. It is going to be tough for us to edge our way back into the fight, however, anything is possible. Unfortunately, we know that Spurs will likely look to do it the hard way.
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