Leicester City handed huge Champions League boost by Man City ban #LeicesterCity

Leicester City handed huge Champions League boost by Man City ban




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Leicester City‘s chances of qualifying for the Champions League may have been given a huge boost.

Manchester City have been banned from European competition for two years by UEFA for ‘serious breaches’ of Financial Fair Play regulations.

The reigning Premier League champions have also been fined £25m.

Man City have responded to the decision by saying they are “disappointed but not surprised” by the “prejudicial” decision, and they have confirmed they will appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Though, if the decision is upheld, it could mean the Citizens’ Champions League spot would be passed down to the team who finish directly below them.

If that is the case, as suggested by UEFA’s admission criteria, fifth place would get a Champions League spot with sixth, seventh and eighth getting a Europa League spot.

That would mean Brendan Rodgers’ men would only have to finish inside the top five to return to the Champions League – fourth for automatic qualification and fifth to enter the qualifying stage.

The Foxes are currently 12 points ahead of Tottenham in sixth place and 10 ahead of Sheffield United in fifth.

Leicester are two points behind Manchester City in second with the two sides set to face off next weekend and in terms of Champions league qualification, they may not need the extra boost at all.

Though, it certainly won’t harm as they aim to bring Champions League football back to the King Power Stadium for the first time since the 2016/17 season.



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