UEFA drops case against three clubs over European Super League

World

UEFA has dropped its legal case against three clubs who remain committed to the European Super League.

European football’s governing body initially paused the case against Barcelona, Juventus and Real Madrid in June after the project collapsed in April.

UEFA has now announced that “in the matter related to a potential violation of UEFA’s legal framework in connection with the so called ‘Super League,’ the UEFA Appeals Body has declared today the proceedings null and void, as if the proceedings had never been opened”.

A banner directed at the collapsed European Super League
Image:
A banner directed at the collapsed European Super League

However, it leaves open the possibility of disciplinary action starting again at a later point.

It comes after a Spanish judge last week gave UEFA five days to confirm it will abide by the court’s ruling and not punish the teams for their involvement in the Super League as they were facing a possible ban from the Champions League.

The case was also notified by the Madrid judge to the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg.

More on European Super League

UEFA said it would also contact the other nine clubs involved in the attempted breakaway – Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, Atletico Madrid, AC Milan and Inter Milan – to tell them they will not need to pay the fines imposed on them for trying to set up the league.

In May, they had agreed to pay a combined fine of €15m (£12.8m) and have 5% of their UEFA competitions revenues withheld for a season.

Arsenal were one of the 12 clubs who planned on joining the European Super League
Image:
Arsenal were one of the 12 clubs who planned on joining the European Super League

“UEFA will continue to do whatever is necessary to stop a breakaway league from ever being formed and it reserves the right to restart legal proceedings if the project, or any similar project, is resurrected,” the association said.

Products You May Like

Articles You May Like

Hungary fans, police clash at England game at Wembley
Spain’s PM vows to ban prostitution, warning it ‘enslaves’ women
Menopause forces women to leave their jobs or pass up promotions, study finds
Strike of almost 60,000 film and TV workers avoided after last-minute deal
‘Full beast mode’: Succession stars promise ‘more conniving, more manipulation’ in new series

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *