UEFA initiates disciplinary proceedings against Juventus, Real Madrid and Barcelona for a pro-independence competition.
The three teams that remain involved in the operation of the Superliga, Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus, face sanctions from UEFA, which has reached an agreement with the nine other clubs.
The governing body of European football said on Friday that the nine clubs that had withdrawn from the plan had signed a “Declaration of Commitment of the club” which included a series of “reintegration” steps.
The six English Premier League clubs (Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur), along with AC Milan and Inter Milan, and Atletico Madrid in Spain, signed the agreement, UEFA said in a statement.
“These clubs quickly acknowledged their mistakes and have taken steps to demonstrate their contrition and future commitment to European football,” said UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin.
“The same cannot be said for clubs that remain involved in the so-called‘ Superliga ’and UEFA will take care of those clubs later,” he added.
UEFA said it was now initiating disciplinary proceedings against Juventus, Real and Barça.
“UEFA has reserved all rights to take such action as it deems appropriate against those clubs which have so far refused to renounce the so-called ‘Super League’. The matter will be referred immediately to the competent disciplinary bodies of the UEFA “.
“A gesture of goodwill”
The nine UEFA clubs have agreed to “take every step they can” to end their participation in the Superliga company.
As a gesture of goodwill, and together with the other clubs, we will make a donation for a total of 15 million euros (18.23 million dollars), which will be used for the benefit of children’s football, youth and grassroots football from local communities across Europe, including the UK, ”UEFA said.
The clubs also agreed to withhold five per cent of all revenue they would receive from participating in the Champions League or Europa League for one season.
The agreement meant that clubs would accept a fine of 100 million euros ($ 121.5 million) if they want to play in an unauthorized competition or a fine of 50 million euros ($ 60.7 million) if they breach any other commitments they have made to the club. Declaration of commitment.
Last month an independent Superliga created by the 12 was announced which broke down after just 48 hours.
The Superliga argued that it would increase the revenues of the best football clubs in Europe and allow them to distribute more money to the rest of the game.
However, UEFA, other teams and fan organizations said the league would only increase the power and wealth of elite clubs and that the partially closed structure went against the long-standing model of European football.