- The clubs were able to demonstrate that they complied with what was imposed by the financial control body and will not be excluded from the tournaments
|Sergio Canales, Betis player, one of the teams that were sanctioned|
The UEFA Club Financial Control Body (CFCB) withdrew the threat of exclusion from their competitions to the clubs CSKA-Sofia (BUL), Porto (POR), Sporting (POR) and Santa Clara (POR) and the fine that Betis was obliged to pay for a debt, until last March 1
These clubs proved to have fulfilled the conditions imposed within the established deadlines, confirmed UEFA and therefore the conditional disciplinary measures will not take effect, except in the case of Mons Calpe SC (GIB).
The sanction against the Andalusian club with a possible exclusion from the UEFA competitions for which it qualified for the next three seasons, until 2024-25, was imposed on December 3 by the First Chamber of the CFCB, for failing to comply with the requirement having no overdue debts.
The measure was conditioned on the club being able to demonstrate before January 31 of this year that it had paid the amounts pending payment and also imposed a fine of 250,000 euros.
The Sevillian club then explained that UEFA’s decision was a consequence of the operation that was carried out at the time with Rayo Vallecano for the signing of winger Álex Moreno, in which there was a pending payment period that would be made in the coming weeks. .
At the end of January, the CFCB Appeals Chamber partially upheld Betis’s appeal against the sanction and imposed a fine of €150,000 and another of €25,000, unless it proved payment of the debt before March 1, as has been the case. .
UEFA also confirmed that Porto (POR) and Wolverhampton Wanderers (ING) have met the balance requirement target for the 2021-22 season, following the settlement agreements they had reached in June 2017 and July 2020, respectively.