Italian giants AC Milan have reached an agreement with governing body UEFA that will see them banned from the Europa League next season.
As per Mirror Sport, the Court of Arbitration for Sport have banned AC Milan from European competitions for one-year after they made an agreement with governing body UEFA following breaches of Financial Fair Play rules.
The ban spells the end of a long run of proceedings between UEFA and Milan, the Rossoneri were previously banned for breaking FFP rules, but the Italian giants managed to successfully appeal that two-year ban and take part in last season’s Europa League.
With Milan now banned from the competition, AS Roma – who finished sixth in Serie A, will move up to the Europa League group stage and seventh-placed Torino will now have a place in the competition’s qualifying rounds.
Here’s an overview of the ruling:
AC Milan requested EL ban as part of FFP settlement with Uefa. Also banned last year but CAS reinstated on appeal. Now mutually beneficial to accept:
– #ACMilan get time to sort finances + overall ruling on 3 years of breaches set to be more favourable
– Uefa seen clamping down
— David Ornstein (@bbcsport_david) June 28, 2019
Milan’s decision to finally face up to the consequences of their actions could actually pay dividends in the not so distant future, the San Siro outfit can now focus solely on their football and challenging for a Champions League spot next season.