The Commercial Court number 17 of Madrid has this morning prohibited FIFA, UEFA, LaLiga and the football federations from adopting any measure that prohibits, restricts, limits or conditions in any way, directly or indirectly, the launch of the European Super League. The judicial decision of a very precautionary nature, which has been taken at the request of the Super League itself, orders these institutions to refrain from taking “any sanctioning or disciplinary measure” against the clubs that join the new competition, nor against the players. and managers of the same. It also vetoes the exclusion of Super League clubs “from any of the international or national club competitions in which they have been participating regularly”, such as the Champions League.
The decision has been adopted after the European Superleague Company SL has requested the “unprecedented precautionary measure” to prevent football regulatory bodies from taking any action that may go against the new competition, which has led to a revolution in the world of football . Court action comes after UEFA has threatened clubs rebels and their players by excluding them from their competitions “as soon as possible” and by FIFA threatening the driving teams to stay out of the competitions it sponsors.
The judge has taken seven measures to stop any action that could harm the development of the Super League. The first of these is for FIFA and UEFA to adopt measures or make statements that may limit “directly or indirectly” the preparation of the new competition, at least for the duration of the judicial procedure opened in the Madrid Commercial Court.
In addition, it prohibits the aforementioned governing bodies of international football from “announcing, threatening, preparing, initiating or adopting” disciplinary or sanctioning measures “against the clubs, managers and people of the clubs or players” who participate in the preparation of the Super League. The prohibition extends to “associate members, confederations, licensee clubs, or“ national or domestic leagues ”. The judge expressly vetoes that teams that have expressed their intention to participate in the new competition can be excluded from competitions such as the Champions League or competitions between national teams.
The announcement this Sunday night of a semi-closed Super League led by 12 of the great European clubs and outside of UEFA has unleashed a war that can cause a drastic change in competitions and in the football industry as they are known. The Super League would have the 12 founding clubs, which would never be relegated, plus another three invited to this group, and another five who would qualify each year.
The 20 teams would be divided into two groups of 10, with round-trip matches. The first three of each group would go on to the round-trip elimination system from the quarter-finals. The fourths and fifths would play a tie to complete the eight quarterfinal teams. In total, 197 games for the 125 of the current Champions League.
According to sources consulted by this newspaper, initially the aforementioned founding clubs would distribute 3,525 million euros. The distribution, if there are finally 15 founders (12 plus the three guests) would be like this: 350 million euros for six clubs, 225 for four, 112.5 for two and 100 for three clubs. These same sources assure that the competition would be started in 2022.