Wifa abandons the case against the rebel trio

The European Football Association (UEFA) dismissed disciplinary case against Spanish trio Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus on Monday for their role in launching the dissident Super League in competition for the Champions League.

The Continental Confederation agreed to the Madrid Commercial Court ruling, which asked to stop prosecuting this trio that was behind the launch of the Super League project in April, but the split league was halted less than 48 hours after it was announced. as a result of pressure and criticism, which led to the withdrawal of the nine club other founders.

And the Continental Confederation declared late Monday evening: “The procedures are (null) and void, as if the procedures had not been opened in first place “.

The European Football Association, which was pursuing the three club for what he described as a possible violation of the legal framework of the continental union, he also stated that he “will not ask for payment” from the other nine. club, including the six club English: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham.

THE club of the Premier League agreed to pay a total of £ 22m as a gesture of “goodwill” after the decision to withdraw from the project, which also included AC Milan, Inter Milan and Atletico Madrid.

Experts believe that the Super League project is still alive, a phrase also used by Barcelona president Joan Laporta, considering that the Super League means “the financial sustainability of club and make the competition more attractive “.

The three club members of the project have filed a lawsuit in court, arguing that UEFA was abusing its dominant position by opposing the Super League project.

Due to this project, Juventus president Andrea Agnelli has resigned from his position as President of the European Clubs Association and his position as UEFA Executive Committee.

The Qatari president of Paris Saint-Germain, Nasser Al-Khelaifi, has assumed the post of president of the association, which includes nearly 250 members from all over the continent, which defines itself as “the only independent body that directly represents football clubs. at the European level. “

The filing of the case by the European Union against the three club rebels does not mean he has surrendered, according to his statement on Monday, saying: “Wifa will continue to take all necessary measures, in full compliance with national regulations. European Union law and law, in order to defend the interests of UEFA and all the players in football “.

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