The ban was the subject of an appeal which City immediately filed and the club expressed confidence from the start that a fair hearing would wipe out its name.
Their case was heard by the CAS for three days in June and after weeks of deliberations, the CAS has now confirmed in a statement that its decision will be announced on Monday July 13 at 9:30 am.
The press release reads as follows: “The Sports Arbitral Tribunal (CAS) will announce on Monday July 13, 2020 the decision taken in the arbitration procedure between the Manchester City Football Club and the Union of European Football Association (UEFA).
“A press release will be posted on the CAS website (www.tas-cas.org) at 10:30 am. [Swiss time]. «
If kept, City could find itself without football in the Champions League to play for two years, but Pep Guardiola is confident that this will not happen.
“The intention is to play in the Champions League every season and do the best you can,” he said.
“This is not going to happen on Monday. Monday we will find out. I am so confident – because I know, I am here and I have seen the arguments of the club – that next season we will be there but we have to wait. After [the decision], I will give my opinion and the club will make a statement. ”
Regardless of the decision, City still has the Champions League campaign to complete this year and will finally face Real Madrid in their return leg match to Etihad’s round of 16 on Saturday August 7.