Superleague: green light from Spanish justice for sanctions against separatist clubs

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Spanish justice has opened the door to sanctions against Super League promoter clubs, lifting sanctions imposed on UEFA and FIFA a year ago on Thursday.

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Judge Sofia Gil, who sits in the Madrid Commercial Court hearing the case, upheld UEFA’s appeal against interim measures imposed a year ago, barring the Super League and its promoter clubs including Real Madrid and FC Barcelona from pending decisions. protected from restrictions. On merit. The magistrate held that his court did not have the “capacity or jurisdiction” to restrict possible sanctions.

No boycott of players due to preventive measures

“It is up to the independent arbitrators of these disciplinary bodies (UEFA, Editor’s Note) and the CAS (Arbitration Court for Sport, Editor’s Note) to decide on possible sanctions against clubs”, it indicated in the document. Is. “The clubs concerned may oppose this by requesting appropriate protective measures”, specifies the press release.

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The magistrate also observes that “the threat of sanctions targeted to the three remaining clubs does not lead to the impossibility of carrying out the project, the financing of which is independent”.

The preventive measures taken by the judge have so far prevented FIFA and UEFA, as well as championships and national federations, from taking measures to exclude players and clubs participating in the creation of the Super League.

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Following the announcement of the Super League project a year earlier, a semi-closed league promoted by the twelve founding clubs, which had gradually distanced themselves from the project (except for Real Madrid, FC Barcelona and Juventus Turin), were in danger of expulsion. was branded the main body in charge of European football.

The project is still not buried

Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Atlético de Madrid, AC Milan and Inter Milan had left ship due to shouts from supporters, national championships, federations and even some governments. Its promoters indicated that the project had been shelved but in no way buried.

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Super League clubs had approached the Commercial Court of Madrid, which, on the merits of the case, had now ordered the cancellation of the preventive measures by Judge Sofia Gil. This magistrate had succeeded Manuel Ruiz de Lara a few months earlier, who had initially ordered these preventive measures.

AFP. with Jules Oublanc The Indian Paper Journalist

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