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How Manchester City could use EU competition law to beat Financial Fair Play rules

Manchester City's Etihad Stadium. [Mikey/Flickr]

Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium. [Mikey/Flickr]

Manchester City Football Club is considering challenging a record-breaking €60 million fine for breaching UEFA’s Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules, by using EU competition law to prevent cartels and abuse of market dominance.

Despite Competition Commissioner Joaquín Almunia’s declared support for FFP, the European Commission’s antitrust department will examine any complaint made on its merits, EurActiv has learnt.

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