Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain have been warned no club is too powerful to be thrown out of European competition if they have broken finance rules.
UEFA are yet to decide whether to investigate if City and PSG breached Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules following the publication of documents by the Football Leaks website last year. Both clubs deny any wrongdoing.
But UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has insisted no team is exempt from scrutiny, saying: ‘Everyone is treated the same way. I have no problem throwing out anyone. I am under no pressure.’
Meanwhile, at UEFA’s congress in Rome on Wednesday, the organisation’s chief refereeing officer, Roberto Rosetti, vowed to ensure players seen making television signals in a bid to persuade officials to use VAR will be cautioned.
The Italian used Harry Maguire’s calling for a replay during England’s World Cup clash with Colombia after Jordan Henderson was head-butted as an example. The VAR system will be used for Champions League knockout matches.
FA chairman Greg Clarke, meanwhile, will learn on Thursday if he has seen off a challenge from Northern Irishman David Martin, the president of the Irish FA, to become Britain’s FIFA vice-president.
It also emerged on Wednesday that Gianni Infantino is set for a second term as FIFA president. He is the only candidate in June’s election.