Following the investigation against the three Super League founders Real Madrid, FC Barcelona and Juventus Turin, the European Football Union (UEFA) has now officially opened proceedings. It was about “possible violations of the legal framework” of the continental association, the UEFA announced on Tuesday evening. More will be announced “in due course”.
The ethics and disciplinary inspectors had been investigating the case for the past two weeks. UEFA had previously announced that it would take legal action against the three clubs from Spain and Italy.
Real, Barcelona and Juventus face massive penalties for persistently refusing to renounce the Super League. The other nine allied clubs had done so after the founding of the elite league had crashed. They were reintegrated with the imposition of sanctions.
The clubs donate a total of 15 million euros to promote youth and grassroots football and have committed, among other things, to paying 100 million euros if they try to take part in an unauthorized competition in the future.
The three remaining clubs, on the other hand, went on the attack and, in turn, raised allegations against UEFA. They only acted “for the good of football” and felt the obligation to persevere, it said. UEFA refuses to accept any discussion.