Sporting Lisbon and Porto are two of EIGHT clubs fined by UEFA for Financial Fair Play breaches due to ‘non-compliance’ with the rules
- UEFA have rolled out Financial Fair Play fines to several top tier football clubs
- Portuguese giants Sporting Lisbon and Porto have been hit by sanctions
- UEFA say it’s due to non-compliance with the ‘no overdue payables’ requirement’
Portuguese giants Sporting Lisbon and Porto are two of several clubs who have this week found themselves subject to Financial Fair Play fines issued by UEFA.
Sporting have been fined 250,000 euros (£213,694), while league rivals Porto were fined 300,000 euros (£256,462) for ‘non-compliance’ with the rules.
A statement from European football’s governing body warned they faced additional punishment if they did not pay the overdue amounts.
Sporting Lisbon and Porto are two of several clubs who have this week found themselves subject to Financial Fair Play fines
A statement read: ‘A conditional exclusion from participating in the next UEFA club competition for which they would otherwise qualify in the next three seasons… unless they can prove by 31 January 2022 that they have paid the outstanding overdue amounts,’ added the statement.
The other six clubs sanctioned are Spain’s Real Betis, Astana of Kazakhstan, Romania’s CFR Cluj, CSKA Sofia of Bulgaria, Gibraltar’s Mons Calpe and Portugal’s Santa Clara.
Sporting’s rivals Porto are one of the other sides to have been hit by UEFA sanctions