City fined for anti-doping breach

Manchester City have been handed a £35,000 fine for breaching Football Association rules relating to anti-doping.

The Citizens were charged by English football's governing body last month for failing to ensure that their 'club whereabouts' information was accurate.

FA regulations state that clubs in England are required to furnish training dates and times, as well as player addresses for drug-testing purposes.

The club did not contest the charge and were fined after admitting their guilt at an independent regulatory commission hearing.

The FA issued a statement which read: "Following an independent regulatory commission hearing, Manchester City have been fined £35,000 and warned as to their future conduct after admitting a breach of the FA's rules on anti-doping.

"City were charged with failing to ensure their 'club whereabouts' information was accurate, contrary to Regulation 14(d)."