Left Menu
Development News Edition

Gary Neville expects Manchester City to win appeal against 'hopeless' UEFA

PTI | London | Updated: 18-02-2020 10:02 IST | Created: 18-02-2020 09:51 IST
Gary Neville expects Manchester City to win appeal against 'hopeless' UEFA
Image Credit: Pexels

Gary Neville has backed Manchester City to win an appeal against a two-season ban from European competition imposed by a "hopeless" UEFA. European football's governing body announced on Friday that City has been banned from continental competition for two seasons for what UEFA said were "serious" financial fair-play breaches between 2012 and 2016.

English Premier League champions City, who were also fined 30 million euros ($32.5 million), responded quickly to say they would appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). And former Manchester United defender Neville believes City's legal challenge will prove successful.

"I think City will beat UEFA. UEFA, I have no faith in them whatsoever," Sky Sports pundit Neville told the broadcaster on Monday. "I think essentially they are a hopeless organization who will just apply what would be erratic disciplinary sanctions for different things and I think City will beat them in the courts."

Neville added: "I think it will get stuck in the courts for some time, but I think City will win in the end." Jamie Carragher, a fellow Sky broadcaster, questioned the timing of UEFA's decision given Pep Guardiola's City face Spanish giants Real Madrid in the first leg of their last-16 tie in the Champions League later this month.

"I can't believe they are in the competition now. What would happen if City win this competition this season?," said the former Liverpool defender. "They are the favorites for it, one of the best teams in Europe and it would make a mockery of the competition."

Carragher added: "UEFA will be desperate for Man City to get beat by Real Madrid, absolutely desperate. Can you imagine people from UEFA having to give the cup in Istanbul to a Man City player? "The first question Pep would get asked after the game is it a fake win? They will be asked questions about the merits of the club and competition. They are in the competition now and if they win it, it will almost be tainted.

"I think for UEFA, they should have either took Man City out of the competition right now or left this decision until the end of the season."

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

Download The Devdiscourse News App for Latest News.


TRENDING

OPINION / BLOG / INTERVIEW

All party meeting - Blocking dialogue not culture of Bengal, Mamata needs to speak up

If that happens, history will record it as the dark age of Bengal....

Diya Jalao for COVID 19: How Modi put Power Grids and power warriors at risk?

While Prime Minister Narendra Modis staunch supporters are busy in search of hidden science behind the sudden announcement of 9minutes9pm campaign but his ignorance of the actual science has put the nation in another danger. The scientists ...

Energy markets post-COVID 19: Recovery may take time, transition to continue

As oil markets have crashed, the experts believe the oil prices will come down drastically and continue making the energy transition a financial burden for many economies for a couple of years.  However, the market alone was never...

'Diya jalao' for COVID 19: Modi needs to practice his teachings and control fake news on social media

In his video message to the nation on Friday the Prime Minister talks about peoples collective power to win the invincible. However, he has made no concreate efforts to win over the confidence and represent the collective power of the polit...

Videos

Latest News

Radiation spike as forest fire hits Chernobyl nuclear zone

Ukrainian authorities on Sunday reported a spike in radiation levels in the restricted zone around Chernobyl, scene of the worlds worst nuclear accident, caused by a forest fire. There is bad news -- radiation is above normal in the fires c...

Rly ministry asks 13 lakh employees, their families to download Arogya Setu app

The Indian Railways has asked its 13 lakh employees and their family members to download the health ministrys coronavirus tracking app Arogya Setu. The mobile app, launched by the Union health ministry on April 2, helps users identify wheth...

6 Kashmir villages declared 'red zones' after 6 people test positive for coronavirus

The authorities in Kashmir declared six villages in Bandipora district as red zones on Sunday after six people tested positive for coronavirus in these areas. The villages are Konan, Gund Qaiser, Gund-Dachina, Hakbara, Madwan and Pethko...

Yemen's warring parties accuse each other of attacking pipeline

Yemens warring factions have accused each other of attacking an oil pipeline pumping station in the central province of Marib, where clashes have raged for weeks and displaced tens of thousands of civilians.The oil ministry of the internati...

Give Feedback