AC Milan excluded from the coming Europa League
It’s now official, the Italian club of AC Milan will not be competing in the Europa League next season. In the fifth position at the end of this season of Serie A season, the club was suspended for a year of European competition by the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne (Switzerland) on Friday.
On Friday, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) announced that AC Milan has been excluded from European competitions for the 2019-2020 season for non-compliance with financial fair play rules.
Initially suspended by UEFA at the end of the 2017-18 financial year, a decision that was considered disproportionate by CAS at the time. However, the sanction, made public on Friday, is the result of an agreement between the Italian club and UEFA, which was validated by the Administrative Court of Sport.
Indeed, CAS has just issued an official statement announcing that AC Milan was “excluded purely and simply from the Europa League for the 2019/20 season for violating the rules of financial fair play”.
Arriving in the 5th position of the Italian championship, the club was supposed to participate in the qualification phase of the Europa League 2019/2020.