In a statement, UEFA announces that the lawsuits against Barça, Juve and Real have been dropped and the clubs not sanctioned.
FC Barcelona, Juventus and Real Madrid will not be sanctioned by UEFA for their role in creating the Super League.
The three clubs are the only founding members of the breakaway competition who have so far refused to give up on the project.
UEFA has threatened Spanish and Italian clubs with legal action and it has been reported that they could be suspended from the Champions League, but it was announced in May that proceedings would be delayed after a court in Madrid ruled out accused the governing body of acting « outside the rule of law ».
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What was said?
UEFA’s appeal body has now announced that the case will be dropped, meaning the clubs will not be prosecuted for now.
A statement from the governing body says: « Following the stay of proceedings against FC Barcelona, Juventus FC and Real Madrid CF, in the case relating to a potential violation of UEFA’s legal framework in relation to the so-called ‘Super League’, the UEFA Appeals Body today declared the proceedings null and void, as if the proceedings had never been opened.
What is the Super League?
The controversial plan to create a new competition that would challenge the Champions League for supremacy in European football was announced in April.
Nine other clubs – Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Tottenham, Atletico Madrid, AC Milan and Inter – have announced that they will also join the Super League as founding members.
But the project quickly collapsed, with UEFA and national football associations across Europe speaking out against the idea, while supporters of many teams demonstrated outside club grounds.
Premier League sides Atletico, AC Milan and Inter have all announced they are pulling out of the project days after the initial announcement.
Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, City, Untied and Spurs have struck a deal with the Premier League and agreed to pay a total of £ 22million ($ 31million).
Barca, Juve and Madrid, however, have pledged to defend themselves against threats from UEFA, saying in a joint statement that they « will not accept any form of coercion or intolerable pressure ».