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16 EU countries support Uefa in the fight against the Super League

2021-10-20T18:23:15.740Z

Does Uefa have a monopoly on European football competitions - or are big clubs allowed to set up a super league with impunity? The association is now receiving support from the European Court of Justice.



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Fan protests and pressure from the associations caused nine of the twelve founding members to move away from the Super League

Photo: JUSTIN TALLIS / AFP

The unsuccessful plans to found a Super League of what were once twelve top European football clubs are being rejected by 16 of the 27 EU countries, including Spain and Italy.

The US news agency AP reported on Wednesday, citing the European Football Union Uefa.

Germany is also expected to submit a corresponding statement to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) in Luxembourg, it said.

According to a report on Tuesday evening, the Spanish government confirmed its opposition to the plans, which are currently only being pursued by Real Madrid, FC Barcelona and Juventus Turin.

After an ultimatum from the Spanish judge Manuel Ruiz de Lara, Uefa dropped proceedings against the three clubs at the end of September, otherwise association boss Aleksander Ceferin would have had to face charges.

The other clubs, including six from England, had quickly withdrawn their support for the plans after violent protests.

The judge from Madrid appealed to the European Court of Justice in May.

The ECJ should clarify whether the world association Fifa and Uefa exercise monopoly positions in the use and organization of competitions by international clubs that violate EU law.

There could be a public hearing before the ECJ in the first half of the coming year, after which it could take several months before a judgment is reached.

cev / dpa

Source: spiegel

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