Manchester City's fate in future European competitions will be decided after this weekend. The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) announced on Friday that the decision on the club's appeal against a two-year ban from UEFA competitions will officially be made on Monday.
The appeal was made in response after UEFA banned the club from European competitions for two years and fined City 30 million euro ($34 million) for allegedly hiding Financial Fair Play violations in overstated sponsorship revenue from 2012 to 2015. Last month, a three-day hearing was held for the case over video conference where the English side ardently refuted these claims.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) will announce the decision taken in the arbitration procedure between Manchester City Football Club and the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) on Monday, 13 July 2020.
A media release will be published on the CAS website at 10:30 a.m. (local time).
This decision does not affect City's ability to compete in the 2019-20 tournament. What it does affect is how things operate next season. City, currently sitting second in the Premier League table, would normally qualify for the Champions League in their current spot. However, if the ban is upheld, or even just reduced for one season, the club that finishes fifth in England's top-flight league will take their spot in the European competition.
City currently hold a 2-1 lead over Real Madrid after the first leg of the last 16. They'll face off against the Spanish club on August 7 in the return match. Should they win, City will face either Juventus or Lyon in the quarterfinals.