UEFA on Wednesday initiated disciplinary proceedings in opposition to Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus, the three golf equipment but to resign the aborted European Super League challenge.
European soccer’s governing physique has appointed disciplinary inspectors to conduct an investigation relating to a possible violation of UEFA rules by the golf equipment “in connection with the so-called ‘Super League’ project”, it introduced.
“Further information regarding this matter will be made available in due course.”
UEFA final week mentioned it might take “appropriate action” in opposition to the three golf equipment who nonetheless help the proposed Super League, a contest that might assure its founding members involvement each season, as a substitute of getting to qualify.
The Super League was introduced on April 18 however two days later it collapsed because the six Premier League golf equipment withdrew after indignant protests from supporters and underneath strain from the British authorities.
Nine of the unique 12 golf equipment have now dropped out.
Tottenham, Arsenal, Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool, Atletico Madrid, Inter Milan and AC Milan have been on Friday given a monetary penalty by UEFA for his or her involvement.
They dedicated to taking “all steps within their power” to finish their involvement within the breakaway league and agreed to take part in UEFA competitions for which they qualify. They additionally agreed to pay fines of 100 million euros in the event that they ever search to play in an “unauthorised” competitors.
Some media have reported that UEFA is considering a two-year ban from European competitors for the three holdouts, the utmost its rules permit.
However, their choices are clouded by a ruling from a business courtroom in Madrid on April 20.
The courtroom banned UEFA and FIFA from making any strikes to dam a Super League or taking any disciplinary measures in opposition to the golf equipment, gamers or officers concerned.