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Posted in: Friday 7 May 2021 – 9:40 PM | Last update: Friday, May 7, 2021 – 9:40 PM
Of the 12 clubs who announced participation in the project, Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus have not given up their ambitions for the European Super League project so far.
UEFA stated that it reserves all its rights to take action and that it will refer the case to the relevant disciplinary authorities, as part of its next steps.
As for the other clubs in the tournament project, they have retreated from their position and pledged to continue participating in the existing European competitions, according to UEFA in a statement.
The statement added that the nine clubs “recognized and accepted that the Super League project was a mistake.”
As a punishment, the clubs will donate a total of € 15 million ($ 18 million) to children, youth and amateur football groups, while waiving 5% of their revenue from European participation for one season.
UEFA President Alexander Severin said: “After accepting their pledges and preparations to address the turmoil they caused, UEFA would like to close this file and move forward in a positive spirit.”
He added, “The announced measures are important, but UEFA will not keep any of the fines. Rather, they will all be directed to invest in football for youth in local communities across Europe, including the United Kingdom.”
A group of 12 European clubs caused a sensation in the football world three weeks ago about a plan to launch a separate tournament under the name of the “European Super League”.
UEFA faced sharp criticism for that project, which was also done by the International Federation of Game (FIFA) and several national federations and associations.
And the clubs Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Tottenham and Arsenal, as well as Atletico Madrid, Inter Milan and Milan, Italy, announced the abandonment of that plan after strong objections from the fans.