‘We know we were right to ban Manchester City over Financial Fair Play breaches’

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UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has claimed UEFA were “right” to charge Manchester City over Financial Fair Play breaches.

UEFA charged City in 2020 after City were judged to have misled the governing body and broken FFP rules. City appealed the decision and saw it overturned by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Ceferin told The Telegraph: “We know we were right. We wouldn’t decide if we didn’t think we were right.

“As a trial lawyer for 25 years, I know that, sometimes, you win a case that you are sure you will lose. And, sometimes, you lose a case when you’re sure… You just simply have to respect in a serious democracy the decision of the court.

“I don’t want to speak about the case in England. But I trust that the decision of our independent body was correct. I didn’t enter into this decision.”