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City qualify for UEFA Cup via Fair Play

City qualify for UEFA Cup via Fair Play
Manchester City will play in next season's UEFA Cup after qualifying via the Fair Play league.

Sven-Goran Eriksson has given his reaction to today’s news that Manchester City are back in Europe, and speaking exclusively to, Sven said: “It’s like the dream came true! Our dream to play in Europe has been strong all season.

“At one point we thought we were almost sure to get there, at other points we’ve been almost out of it, but now this news is absolutely fantastic for the Club, for the fans and for everyone.”

City finished sixth in the English Fair Play table, and with the five teams above the Blues already guaranteed European football it means for the second time now City have now qualified for the UEFA Cup via this route.

Eriksson stated: “It’s a step in the right direction because the target for this Club in the future is to play in the Champions League, and the UEFA Cup is a very good school to learn about European football.

“It’s a confirmation that we are a good team, but also a team that we behave well on the pitch, we are good with the referees and we try to follow the rules as much as possible. It’s like a bonus for us.”

City Chairman Dr Thaksin Shinawatra added: "I am delighted for everybody at the Club, especially our supporters."