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Manchester City decision leaves Financial Fair Play dead in the water

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This should prove to be a watershed moment for the runaway train that is European football's finances. It should be the moment that an alternative to UEFA is founded and a hard salary cap introduced, bringing it closer to the model of most professional US sports. In reality though, it's just another win for those with the deepest pockets in a game that has been permanently disfigured by greed and corruption.

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The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) claimed they couldn't investigate City's alleged impropriety as it dates back more than five years. UEFA were only prompted to investigate after German newspaper Der Spiegel published leaked emails and documents in November 2018, but it was already up to five years after the alleged infringements between 2012 and 2016. What took UEFA so long to investigate a breach of their own rules and why did it only........

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