What does it mean?
This means that, until further notice, UEFA will not be able to punish Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus for their attempts to form a breakaway Super League.
All three clubs faced potentially heavy sanctions from UEFA, including heavy fines and potential exclusion from the Champions League.
The planned Super League had 12 founding members – but Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus were the only three teams to refuse to give up on the plan and remain publicly committed to a new tournament.
The three European giants obtained a ruling from a Spanish court in April that they could not be punished by UEFA and FIFA. Their case was also notified by the judge in Madrid to the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg.
The Madrid court injunction was handed over to UEFA’s offices on Saturday, via the Swiss authorities. This means that UEFA would have been required to pay damages to the three clubs if they had imposed sanctions on them but had not overturned the injunction.
UEFA’s lawyers are in the process of appealing this injunction from Madrid to Madrid, as well as cooperating with the competent Swiss authorities in the matter.
Do all three clubs still support a Super League?
They refused to withdraw their official support for a Super League and last week the three clubs issued a joint statement accusing UEFA of a “flagrant violation of the court ruling” and said “we are reforming the football or we will have to watch its inevitable downfall ”.
What about the six Premier League teams?
The six Premier League clubs involved in the breakaway plan – namely Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur – withdrew from the competition 48 hours after its announcement following widespread backlash .
Earlier Wednesday, Athleticism reported that the six English clubs that have agreed to join the Super League have agreed to pay a combined fee of £ 22million as part of a settlement with the Premier League.
Clubs have also been told they will face individual fines of £ 25million and a 30 point deduction if they agree to join a escaped Super League in the future.
The Premier League said in a statement: “As a sign of goodwill, the clubs have collectively agreed to make a contribution of £ 22million which will be used for the good of the game, including further investment in fan support, grassroots football and community programs. “
What else do I need to know?
For a detailed look at Project Super League’s rapid rise and demise, go further below.
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