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Barcelona have not breached FFP break-even rules, UEFA confirms



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In what will come as a relief, UEFA have confirmed that Barcelona have not breached their Financial Fair Play break-even rules despite recent reports claiming otherwise.

Last month, reports emerged claiming that Barcelona were among a select number of clubs who would be facing sanctions from UEFA for breaching the FFP rules defined by European football’s governing body.

It had been reported that the Blaugrana were not meeting the break-even requirements set by UEFA for the past couple of seasons, which left them exposed to sanctions from the governing body.

However, as it turns out, Barcelona were not in violation of any regulations and have not been hit with any fines or sanctions, UEFA confirmed earlier today.

In their official statement, UEFA specifies that Barça are one of 19 clubs to fulfil the “break-even requirement thanks to the application of the COVID-19 emergency measures and/or because they benefited from historical positive break-even results.”

As many as eight clubs have been hit with sanctions, with the teams in question being Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus, AC Milan, AS Monaco, AS Roma, Besiktas, Inter Milan and Olympique de Marseille.

Among those, PSG have been hit with the highest fine, standing at €65 million, although €55 million of that amount is suspended for now.

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