AC Milan Banned From European Competitions

The controvertial judjment was given for the violation of the Financial Fair Play criteria

Italian historical giant AC Milan was banned from all UEFA European football competitions for one year. The controvertial judjment of the Adjudicatory Court of Nyon was handed down for the violation of the Financial Fair Play criteria during the years 2014-2017.

The Rossoneri will not be allowed to take part in the next Europa League, for which they had qualified in the last Serie A season. However, the decision is not clear, as it suggests that the club can also choose to opt for the exclusion from the 2019/2020 European competitions, in case of another qualification through the team’s placement in the next domestic league.

The Milanese side can now bring an action to the Court of Arbitration for Sports but, things being, Atalanta will replace AC Milan in the 2018/2019 Europa League group stages. The ruling did not mention additional financial sanctions.

Negotiations on the club takeover continue

In the meanwhile, negotiations on a possible transfer of ownership of the football club continue. The Italian-American entrepreneur of Calabrian origin Rocco Commisso, Cosmos owner, does not exclude any option on the table:

“The negotiations for the takeover of Milan continues, despite all the communication problems due to the constant presence of an emissary. This undermines the trust that should exist in such a complex, but clear context. Also, I wouldn’t accept to be a minority partner”. Commisso added that “This Milan is a seven-times European champion and has a tradition of history and a well-established global reputation, so it does not deserve to be treated like that”.

Something that might not be enough for the return of AC Milan at the top of world football, as now the rossoneri fans fear that some of their football stars such as Leonardo Bonucci, Gigio Donnarumma and Alessio Romagnoli might flee abroad or to rival clubs that offer them the opportunity to play on bigger, international stages.