Two Portuguese clubs, FC Porto and Sporting
Lisbon, are among eight clubs that have been fined
and six threatened with exclusion from European
competitions over unpaid debts.
The clubs have been adjudged to have breached
UEFA’s Financial Fair Play regulations, due to their
their “non-compliance with the ‘no overdue
UEFA’s newly-established ‘First Chamber of Club
Financial Control Body’ handed out all the
The clubs affected are: Astana (Kazakhstan), CFR
Cluj (Romania), CSKA Sofia (Bulgaria), Mons Calpe
(Gibraltar), Real Betis (Spain) and Clube Desportivo
Santa Clara (Portugal).
As well as the fines, six of the teams will be banned
from the next European competition they qualify
for, if the debts are not settled by January 31,
Only Astana and CFR Cluj don’t have that additional
sanction hanging over them.
Sporting have already qualified for this season’s
Champions League knockout stage, while Porto will
progress if they beat Atletico Madrid next week.