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12th May 2021

UEFA open disciplinary proceedings against teams involved in European Super League

Charlie Herbert

The clubs under investigation led the scrapped Super League plans

UEFA has opened a disciplinary investigation into Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus, the three remaining sides that are yet to withdraw from the proposed Super League competition.

In a statement, UEFA said: “In accordance with Article 31(4) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations, UEFA Ethics and Disciplinary Inspectors have today been appointed to conduct a disciplinary investigation regarding a potential violation of UEFA’s legal framework by Real Madrid CF, FC Barcelona and Juventus FC in connection with the so-called ‘Super League’ project.

“Further information regarding this matter will be made available in due course.”

Since the collapse of the Super League plans, nine of the 12 clubs involved have distanced themselves from the tournament and accepted that it was a mistake to be involved, which is an understatement to say the least.

However the El Clasico rivals of Real Madrid and Barcelona, and Italian giants Juve are still committed to the plans. Juve president Andrea Agnelli and Real president Florentino Pérez are two of the main brains behind the concept, and the two clubs along with Barcelona recently released a statement in which they reaffirmed their commitment to the tournament.

Meanwhile the clubs that have since withdrawn have signed a ‘Club Commitment Declaration‘ with European football’s governing body, which includes a series of “reintegration” steps.

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