Spurs set for anxious wait for Champions League decision

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Spurs may have to wait another two months until they discover the outcome of Manchester City’s UEFA ban appeal, according to a report by Football London.

City were handed a two-year ban from UEFA competitions and fined €30 million (£24.9 million) after being found of committing ‘serious breaches’ of financial regulations.

The current Premier League champions announced on February 26 that they had made an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (The Guardian).

If City’s ban is upheld and they finish in the top four, the side sitting in fifth place could qualify for Champions League at their expense.

According to a report by Daily Mirror, the decision could be another two months until City learn their fate – leaving the likes of Manchester United, Spurs, Arsenal, and Chelsea anxiously waiting.

Spurs are currently in eigth place in the Premier League, seven points behind fourth-placed Chelsea and four points away from Manchester United in fifth. (BBC)

A decision to uphold City’s ban could lead to the sixth and seventh placed clubs gaining entry to the Europa League which are currently occupied by Wolves and Sheffield United.

Jose Mourinho will welcome his previous club Manchester United to Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in their first game back since the league was suspended back in March.

Spurs Web Opinion

Once the season restarts in a couple of weeks, Spurs will need the hit the ground running straight away. Personally, I feel we are too far away from reaching 4th. If finishing 5th could lead entry to Champions League, then we must beat Manchester United in our first game back to have any chance. Our performances over the season have not warranted a Champions League spot and would be fortunate to return to the competition next season.

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