Super League dispute: UEFA stops legal action against 3 clubs



That stopped the football bang …

UEFA has responded to a judicial threat from Spain and will not pursue the proceedings against the three breakaway Super League clubs Real Madrid, FC Barcelona and Juventus Turin. The court in Madrid should be informed of this step on Tuesday.

After a closer examination, it was concluded that continuing a legal dispute was not in the interests of the member associations and their own interests, according to the European Football Association. The UEFA Appeals Chamber therefore decided that the proceedings would not be pursued further. In the room there was a Champions League exclusion of the three top clubs.

Nevertheless, the clear stance against the establishment of a super league and the disapproval of the behavior of the clubs involved remains. They will continue to do whatever is necessary to stop the Super League and any form of breakaway league. They also reserve the right to take new legal steps.

It is confident that fans across Europe who have resisted the Superliga plans will not see the decision as a victory for the spin-off plans, it said.

The Spanish judge Manuel Ruiz de Lara had given UEFA an ultimatum the previous week to withdraw the sanctions threats against the founding members of the controversial Superliga. Otherwise, UEFA boss Aleksander Ceferin could face charges for failure to comply with a judicial ruling.

Twelve European top clubs, including initially six English Premier League clubs, shocked European football in April with the publication of their Super League plans. The super league would have entered into direct competition with the UEFA Champions League, which sharply criticized these plans as well as several national leagues and associations. Fans demonstrated against the plans.

German clubs were not among the founders of the Super League. Since the rapid withdrawal of the English clubs, the super league has been off the table for the time being. Real Madrid, FC Barcelona and Juventus Turin are sticking to the plans. For this reason, UEFA initially threatened them with sanctions.

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