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Tevez fined over Champions League conduct

Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez has been fined £800,000 (four weeks' wages) by a club disciplinary panel for refusing to play in last month's Champions League match against Bayern Munich.

City fans were outraged when the 27-year-old Argentinean apparently refused to come on as a substitute at the Allianz Arena.

The panel found that he was responsible for five breaches of conduct, including the obligation to participate in a match and the obligation to comply with an authorised official's instructions.

Tevez has maintained that he refused to warm up rather than refused to pay, but City argue that this amounts to the same thing.

He was also given a two week suspension, but this time has already been served.

After the incident, manager Roberto Mancini insisted that Tevez was "finished" at the club. He will continue to train with the reserve team and looks set to leave Manchester City during the January transfer window.

Brazilian club Corinthians are likely to make an offer.

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