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Manchester City will set out their case to overturn a two-season Champions League ban today.  (stock photo)

Manchester City will set out their case to overturn a two-season Champions League ban today. (stock photo)

Manchester City will set out their case to overturn a two-season Champions League ban today. (stock photo)

Manchester City will set out their case to overturn a two-season Champions League ban today.

The Premier League champions were sanctioned by the adjudicatory chamber of Uefa's club financial control body in February for a breach of financial fair play (FFP) regulations, with the ban accompanied by a fine of just under £27million.

The CFCB concluded City had committed a "serious" breach of club licensing and FFP rules by "overstating its sponsorship revenue in its accounts and in the break-even information submitted to Uefa between 2012 and 2016", adding that the club "failed to co-operate in the investigation".

City immediately indicated their intention to appeal against what they said was a "flawed and consistently leaked process", and the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) will now hear their appeal between today and Wednesday.

City and Uefa will both be hoping for a swift outcome at CAS, in order to give clarity to who will represent England in the 2020-21 Champions League.

• Two individuals from Sky Bet Championship clubs have tested positive in the latest round of coronavirus testing by the EFL.

The two positives came from 1,179 tests of players and staff from all 24 Championship clubs last week, while testing of four clubs from each of League One and League Two yielded one positive test. Barnsley and Exeter confirmed that they accounted for two of three positive tests, with Barnsley saying their member of staff affected remains "safe" and "upbeat".

Belfast Telegraph