UEFA drops legal action against Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus over failed European Super League
UEFA DROP legal action against Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus for their part in the failed European Super League project, while the other nine teams that withdrew no longer have to pay fines
- UEFA has dropped legal action against Real Madrid, Juventus and Barcelona
- The three teams refused to denounce plans to form and participate in a Super League
- It comes after a court in Madrid ruled that UEFA should stop legal proceedings
- The other nine teams involved in the plans will no longer have to pay fines
UEFA has dropped legal action against the three remaining clubs still committed to the failed European Super League project.
The European football authority has confirmed that it has ‘nullified’ legal proceedings against Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus.
The three European heavyweights refused to backtrack on intentions to form the ESL, even after the other nine teams involved withdrew following public criticism of the plans.
UEFA has dropped legal action against the three teams still committed to the European Super League
UEFA would seek to resume legal action if plans for a future breakout flare up again
It is clear that the six Premier League clubs involved in the furore will also no longer have to pay the UEFA fines that have been handed out to them.
Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Tottenham, as well as Atletico Madrid, AC Milan and Inter Milan have made donations to the UEFA foundations but will now be contacted to be told they will not be prosecuted for further payments in connection with the ESL.
In May, the nine clubs that withdrew agreed to pay a combined fine of €15 million and withhold five percent of their UEFA competition earnings for one season.
Barcelona, Real Madrid and Juventus refused to denounce Super League plans after the other nine teams pulled out
The other nine teams, including six from the Premier League, will no longer have to pay UEFA fines
They also accepted a suspended £25m fine and a 30 point deduction if they join another breakout.
A Madrid court last week ruled that UEFA should stop legal proceedings against Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus and after they were initially suspended, UEFA has now halted them altogether.
A statement from UEFA now reads: “Following the suspension of the proceedings against FC Barcelona, Juventus FC and Real Madrid CF, in the case concerning a possible violation of UEFA’s legal framework in connection with the so-called ‘Super League’, UEFA has declared. The Appeals Board has today annulled the proceedings, as if the proceedings had never been opened.’
Premier League teams withdrew after public protest and criticism after plans were revealed
The Press Association has reported that it is believed that the European football governing body does not believe that pursuing legal proceedings is in their best interest.
However, UEFA has not changed their stance on the Super League and prevented a similar outbreak in the future.
It is clear that UEFA would also resume a lawsuit if attempts were made to revive the plans.