Football

Financial Fair Play finally kicks in

Published 2111 GMT (0511 HKT) May 16, 2014
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Manchester City owner Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan has invested huge sums in the English club since buying it in 2008. Francois Nel/Getty Images
The Abu Dhabi billionaire's spending has paid off, with City claiming a second Premier League title in three seasons, but the club has agreed to restrict its outlay for the next three years. Lindsey Parnaby/Getty Images
Like City, Paris Saint-Germain has been sanctioned by UEFA for breaking its financial fair play rules, having won the French league title for the second season in a row. Franck Fife/Getty Images
PSG's Qatari owners have invested heavily in top players such as Swedish forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic, but will face spending restrictions as they seek to improve on this season's Champions League quarterfinal achievement. Damien Meyer/Getty
UEFA president Michel Platini has vowed to crack down on clubs that spend more than they earn, with seven other teams also sanctioned -- three from Turkey and Russia, and one from Bulgaria. STR/Getty Images