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Uefa can LEAVE clubs from the Champions League if they break financial rules, with the FFP system set to be replaced

UEFA can DOWNLOAD teams from the Champions League if they implement their new financial restrictions.

The Financial Fair Play Model (FFP) is to be replaced by a replacement concept entitled Financial Sustainability Regulations.

Europe's biggest clubs could be relegated from the Champions League if they break the rules

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And within those rules is the potential for Europe’s governing body – which appears to have parked the idea of ​​salary caps – to downgrade teams from the Champions League to the European League.

This also applies to teams in the Europa League who could be relegated to the Europa Conference League.

Another method of punishment could also be to undock points from teams in the Champions League.

According to the New York Timesthe new restrictions mean that teams cannot spend more than 70 percent of their income.

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However, to give clubs time to comply with these new rules, Uefa is allowing them to spend up to 90 per cent of their earnings over three seasons.

By the end of this period, the 70 percent figure will come into force.

In certain cases, clubs are allowed to spend around £7.5m over the ratio.

But if they want to do that, they have to prove they have healthy accounts and haven’t broken the regulations before.

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Uefa has been criticized in recent years for failing to punish such Manchester City and Paris St Germain.

The two sides, both backed by funds from wealthy Gulf countries, have avoided penalties on technical grounds.

The new rules could prove problematic for Italian clubs in particular – some of whom are already exceeding the new limits on wage costs alone.

It was reported that some clubs were asking for a cap of up to 85 per cent of their total revenue.

However, some German sides advocated setting the limit even below 70 percent.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/18037067/uefa-relegation-champions-league-ffp-rules/ Uefa can LEAVE clubs from the Champions League if they break financial rules, with the FFP system set to be replaced

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