Malaga faces UEFA ban

  Posted: 21 Dec 12, 15:44

By: Patrick Korir

La liga side Malaga will be banned from the UEFA Champions league next season – 2013/14 and any other of the four following season should they fail to prove to UEFA that they have outstanding payment to clubs and players by 31 March 2013.

Malaga is one of nine clubs in the close watch of UEFA’s Club Financial Control Body (CFCB) adjudicatory body.

Four seasons

The deliberations against Malaga were made on Friday 20 December 2012 at the UEFA headquarters.

-The club is excluded from participating in the next UEFA club competition for which it would otherwise qualify in the next four seasons (i.e. 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17).

Overdue payables

-In addition, Málaga will be excluded from a subsequent UEFA competition for which it would otherwise qualify (in the next four seasons) if it does not prove, by 31 March 2013, that it has no overdue payables towards football clubs or towards employees and/or social/tax authorities, in accordance with the UEFA Club Licensing and Financial Fair Play Regulations.

-Málaga has also been fined €300,000. The prize money withheld on 11 September 2012 (as a conservatory measure) will be released

Change the manner

Malaga is however safe to play in the Champions League this 2012/13 season. On Friday, the side was paired with Portugal’s Porto in the round of 16.

In the wake of the impending ban, the club will have to change the manner in which it transacts its business.


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