“The decision of the Adjudicatory Chamber is subject to appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport [CAS]. If Manchester City Football Club exercises that right the full reasoned decision of the Adjudicatory Chamber will not be published prior to publication of the final award by the CAS.
“As noted by the Adjudicatory Chamber, the club has the right to appeal this decision to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Therefore, UEFA will not be commenting further on this decision at this stage.”
City have already confirmed their plans to appeal the verdict at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
A club statement read that they aren’t surprised by UEFA’s decision to ban them and accused the administrative body of having a flawed investigation process which included a number of leaks to the media.