Champions League

City, PSG receive reprieve

2014-06-11 20:00
Gianni Infantino (AFP)

Sao Paulo - UEFA have relaxed Champions League sanctions imposed on Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain after accepting a request from players' union FIFPro.

UEFA says the teams only have to include five home-trained players in their 21-man squads next season instead of the expected eight.

Gianni Infantino, UEFA's general secretary, says it accepted FIFPro's request made last month in Lisbon.

City and PSG were fined €60 million spread over three years and forced to limit their Champions League squads to 21 instead of 25 senior players after violating UEFA's financial fair play rules.

Infantino says "we looked at it and it was felt appropriate there for the number (of home-grown players) to be proportionally reduced as well."

UEFA also fined Man City and PSG.

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