Manchester City Charged by FA Over Anti-Doping Allegation

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola at KCOM Stadium, Hull, England, December 26, 2016. Guardiola's City has been charged with misconduct relating to an alleged failure to comply with anti-doping rules. Matthew Lewis/Getty

Manchester City could face a fine after the English Football Association (FA) charged it with failing to comply with anti-doping rules.

Professional clubs are required to submit details of their players' locations to the FA so that random drugs tests can be carried out. But a statement on the FA website published Wednesday evening alleged City "failed to ensure that their 'Club Whereabouts' information was accurate."

According to The Times, The FA took action because this was City's third failure to provide whereabouts details for its players in the past 12 months.

City has until January 19 to respond to the charge. Newsweek has contacted the club for comment.