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Juventus, Real Madrid, and Barcelona Take UEFA to Court Over European Super League

Amreen
Jun 1, 2021, 5:21 PM GMT+5:30
Juventus, Barcelona, and Real Madrid have said that they will not accept Super League sanctions from UEFA
Juventus, Barcelona, and Real Madrid have said that they will not accept Super League sanctions from UEFA / ANDREAS SOLARO/Getty Images
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Juventus, Real Madrid, and Barcelona are reportedly set to go to court with UEFA over sanctions that could be imposed on them following their involvement in the European Super League.

From the original 12 founders of the breakaway competition, the trio are the only ones who still want a European Super League and have refused to withdraw their support for the project.

In a statement released, the European giants have insisted that they are "well within their rights to start a new competition" and have claimed that UEFA and FIFA have "no right to get in their way".

UEFA and FIFA have publicly opposed the new league, with football's governing body already beginning disciplinary proceedings against the three clubs.

A UEFA spokesperson said: "Following an investigation conducted by UEFA Ethics and Disciplinary Inspectors in connection with the so-called ‘Super League’ project, disciplinary proceedings have been opened against Real Madrid CF, FC Barcelona and Juventus FC for a potential violation of UEFA’s legal framework. Further information will be made available in due course."

"UEFA takes note of the announcement by the European Court of Justice of the referral from a Madrid court on the so-called European Super League, notwithstanding the withdrawal of nine of its founding member clubs. UEFA is confident in its position and will defend it robustly."

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