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Thursday 25 May 2017

UEFA: Manchester City have fulfilled obligations after breaching FFP rules

Manchester City were punished for breaching Financial Fair Play regulations in 2014
Manchester City were punished for breaching Financial Fair Play regulations in 2014

Manchester City will not have to pay a fine of 40million euros (£33.4million) after UEFA confirmed the club had complied with sanctions imposed for breaching Financial Fair Play rules.

City were hit with a 60million euros fine, transfer restrictions and forced to name a smaller Champions League squad than usual after being found guilty of breaching the European governing body's regulations in 2014.

Two thirds of the 60million euros (then £49million) fine, however, was effectively suspended on the condition the club " fulfils the operational and financial measures agreed with the UEFA club financial control body".

Additional criteria City agreed to meet included limiting annual losses to set amounts each year with the purpose of moving towards break-even figures.

This has now been achieved with City even recording profit in the past two financial years.

French side Paris St Germain, who fell foul of regulations in the same year, have also fulfilled their requirements.

A statement from UEFA read: "Manchester City FC (England) and Paris St Germain (France), whose settlement agreements were signed back in May 2014, have fully complied with all the requirements and overall objective of their agreements. Consequently, they have exited the settlement regime."

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