Milan kicked out of Europa

AC Milan has been banned from the 2019-20 Europa League competition for breaching UEFA’s Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules, Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said on Friday.
Milan kicked out of Europa
The seven-time European champion finished fifth in Serie A last season to qualify for Europe’s second-tier competition. Milan’s ban means AS Roma, which came sixth in the standings, moves up to the Europa League group stage, while its place in the qualifying rounds is taken by seventh-placed Torino.

“CAS has issued a consent award embodying the agreement reached between AC Milan and UEFA concerning breaches of the FFP regulations by the Italian club,” the CAS said in a statement.

“AC Milan is excluded from participating in the UEFA club competitions of the sporting season 2019/2020 as a consequence of the breach of its FFP break-even obligations during the 2015/2016/2017 and the 2016/2017/2018 monitoring periods.”

Under UEFA regulations, any club spending more than the revenue it generates may face sanctions, including a possible ban from competitions run by the European governing body.

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