Man Utd, Liverpool and seven other rebel clubs sanctioned by UEFA in Super League – fr

Man Utd, Liverpool and seven other rebel clubs sanctioned by UEFA in Super League – fr

The six Premier League clubs that have tried to create a European Super League have signed a ‘club declaration of commitment’ from UEFA after retreating from their breakaway bid.
They each face a € 100million (£ 87million) fine if they attempt another coup.

The sextet was joined by AC Milan, Inter Milan and Atletico Madrid in their ascent by committing to existing international and domestic club competitions, UEFA announced.

In a statement, UEFA said: “These nine clubs recognize and accept that the Super League project was a mistake and apologize to the supporters, national associations, national leagues, other European clubs and the UEFA.

“They also acknowledged that the project would not have been authorized under UEFA’s Statutes and Regulations.”

The clubs will make a combined goodwill contribution of € 15million (£ 13million) to benefit children’s and grassroots football across Europe. They will also see 5% of UEFA competition income withheld for a season.

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However, three clubs – Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus – refused to give up the Super League as the row continued.

European football’s governing body insists it will take “appropriate action” against the trio.

“UEFA has reserved all rights to take any action it deems appropriate against clubs which have so far refused to give up the so-called ‘Super League’. “

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UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin said: “I told the UEFA Congress two weeks ago that it takes a strong organization to admit making a mistake, especially in these days of trial over social networks. These clubs have done just that.

“By accepting their commitments and their willingness to repair the disruption they have caused, UEFA wants to put this chapter behind it and move forward in a positive spirit.

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“The measures announced are important, but none of the financial sanctions will be retained by UEFA. They will all be reinvested in youth football and grassroots football in local communities across Europe, including the UK.

These clubs quickly recognized their mistakes and took action to demonstrate their contrition and future commitment to European football.

“The same cannot be said of clubs that remain involved in the so-called ‘Super League’ and UEFA will deal with these clubs thereafter. “

Measures that clubs have agreed to

  • Recognizes and accepts without reservation the binding nature of the UEFA Statutes
  • Remain committed and participate in all UEFA club competitions each season for which this club qualifies on the basis of sporting merit
  • Will join the Association of European Clubs, which is the only representative body of clubs recognized by UEFA
  • Take all measures in their power to terminate their involvement in the company formed to form and operate the Super League and cease all existing related legal actions
  • As a sign of goodwill, and together with other clubs, will donate a total of 15 million euros, to be used for the benefit of children, youth and grassroots football in local communities across Europe , including the UK.
  • Will be subject to withholding of 5% of income they would have received from UEFA club competitions during a season, which will be redistributed
  • Agree to receive substantial fines if they seek to participate in such an unauthorized competition (100 million euros) or if they violate any other commitments they have made in the club’s declaration of commitment (50 millions of euros)
  • Provide individual commitments to UEFA in which all the principles and values ​​set out in the 2019 Memorandum of Understanding between UEFA and the Association of European Clubs are accepted

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