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Man City posts loss of more than $85 million
Man City posts loss of $85M, exceeding amount allowed under UEFA Financial Fair Play rules
By ROB HARRIS
Associated Press
2014-01-30 03:01 AM

LONDON (AP) -- Manchester City lost more than $85 million in a year, exceeding the amount allowed under UEFA's Financial Fair Play rules.

The Abu Dhabi-owned club announced Wednesday that it lost 149.5 million pounds ($248 million) between 2011 and 2013, the first FFP monitoring period.

UEFA is only allowing losses of up to 45 million euros ($62 million) in that two-year period. Clubs exceeding that amount risk being sanctioned, and could be banned from playing in Europe.

There isn't a single mention of FFP compliance in the annual report that was released Wednesday.

City could point to its spending on infrastructure, the cost of long-term player contracts, and losses coming down.

After losing 97.9 million pounds ($162 million) in 2011-12, City posed a loss of 51.6 million pounds ($85 million) in 2012-13.

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