UEFA Ends Legal Dispute with European Super League Clubs
The Union of European Football Associations announces in a statement ending its legal fight with Barcelona, Juventus, and Real Madrid over the European Super League issue.
UEFA announced yesterday, Tuesday, ending its legal fight against FC Barcelona, Juventus and Real Madrid over their involvement in the collapsed European Super League, after a court in Madrid ruled that sanctioning these clubs is illegal.
The three clubs are considered to be the founding members of the Super League, which was announced on April 12, and was waiting to be financed by the American investment firm JP Morgan Chase.
Two days after announcing the formation of the league, 9 out of the 12 participating clubs decided to withdraw from the competition as a result of pressure from their local governments, players, and fans.
Barcelona, Juventus, and Real Madrid, however, did not back out from the proposed league.
In an issued statement, UEFA said that its "Appeals Body has declared today the proceedings null and void, as if the proceedings had never been opened."
UEFA will continue to take all necessary steps, in strict accordance with national and EU law, in order to defend its interests and - most importantly - those of its members and all football stakeholders.— UEFA (@UEFA) September 28, 2021
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The statement also pointed out that it will not collect the "goodwill payments" agreed with the other 9 clubs: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Tottenham, Atletico Madrid, Inter Milan and AC Milan.
However, UEFA stressed that it will "continue to take all necessary steps, in strict accordance with national and EU law, in order to defend its interests and - most importantly - those of its members and all football stakeholders."