The verdict should be known before the end of the delayed Premier League season, which is due to restart on June 17. City have a 12-point lead over fifth-placed Manchester United and seem certain to secure qualification for next season’s Champions League on the field. However, if they are excluded, whoever finishes fifth will take their place in the Champions League. Just six points separate United from Crystal Palace in 11th. Pep Guardiola put his players through their paces this weekend. Read Also: Ex-Egypt coach: I urged Salah to study Messi No matter the outcome of the appeal, City will be able to complete their campaign in the 2019/20 Champions League. Pep Guardiola’s men won 2-1 at Real Madrid in the first leg of their last 16 tie before the competition was halted by COVID-19. UEFA are planning to complete this season’s European competitions in August. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time10 Characters Who Deserve To Be Official Disney PrincessesBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made20 Completely Unexpected Facts About ‘The Big Bang Theory’Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Art7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?8 Best 1980s High Tech GadgetsTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldWhy Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices?Nothing Compares To Stargazing Places Around The World Loading… City were banned by UEFA and handed a 30 million euro ($34 million, £27 million) fine for allegedly overstating sponsorship revenue to hide that they had not complied with financial fair play (FFP) rules between 2012 and 2016. The reigning English champions have steadfastly refuted UEFA’s allegations. A three-day hearing on the case was held via videoconference due to coronavirus restrictions. “The decision is expected to be issued during the first half of July 2020. The exact date will be communicated in advance,” CAS said in a statement. “At the end of the hearing, both parties expressed their satisfaction with respect to the conduct of the procedure.”Advertisement Manchester City will learn whether their appeal against a two-season ban from European competition has been successful “during the first half of July”, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) announced on Wednesday.