UEFA have begun disciplinary proceedings against Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus, the only three clubs yet to pull out of the proposed Super League.
UEFA have begun disciplinary proceedings against Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus over their attempts to launch a breakaway Super League (Reuters Image)
- UEFA has launched disciplinary probe into Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus
- Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus are the only 3 clubs yet to renounce the aborted European Super League
- European Super League was initially launched with 12 clubs as founding members
UEFA has appointed disciplinary inspectors to conduct an investigation into Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus over their attempts to launch a breakaway Super League, European soccer’s governing body said on Wednesday.
The clubs are the only three of the original 12 to have not distanced themselves from the failed project following an outpouring of criticism from fans and former players.
“UEFA Ethics and Disciplinary inspectors have today appointed to conduct a disciplinary investigation regarding a potential violation of UEFA’s legal framework by Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus in connection with the so-called ‘Super League’ project,” UEFA said in a statement.
The Super League was launched with 12 clubs as founding members, but nine of them — Manchester United, Liverpool, Manchester City, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, AC Milan, Inter Milan and Atletico Madrid — have since backed out and reached a deal with UEFA.
The clubs who withdrew from the project signed a ‘Club Commitment Declaration’ with the governing body last week, which includes a series of “reintegration” steps.
UEFA had said last week that it would start disciplinary proceedings against Juventus, Real and Barca, the three clubs who remain involved with the Super League.
Reports have emerged that UEFA is contemplating a two-year ban from European competition for the three holdouts, the maximum its rules allow.
(With input from Reuters)
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