The trio were all among the 12 ‘founding members’ of the controversial ‘breakups’ league that sparked outrage among fans in England.
Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham, Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United are the six Premier League clubs that have signed a letter of intent to join the Super League.
However, just 48 hours after the plans were made public, all England sides withdrew due to fan backlash – which was fairly unanimous, Atletico Madrid, AC Milan and Inter Milan. having also given up on the project.
But Barcelona, Real Madrid and Juventus failed to do so – and UEFA has now issued a statement on what will happen next in terms of punishment.
The statement by the governing body of European football read: “Following an investigation by UEFA ethics and discipline inspectors in connection with the so-called ‘Super League’ project, Disciplinary proceedings have been opened against Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus for a potential violation. of the UEFA legal framework.
“More information will be made available in due course. “
The aforementioned six English clubs, as well as AC Milan, Inter Milan and Atletico Madrid have also been sanctioned accordingly by European football’s governing body for their role in the plans.
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The nine teams have agreed to make a combined goodwill contribution of € 15million (£ 13.4million) to help children’s football and grassroots football across the continent.
In addition, they will see 5% of UEFA’s competition income withheld for a season, from 2023-24, and that money will be redistributed, including to the UK.
Each club has also made a commitment to UEFA and its competitions, with clubs facing fines of € 100m each if they seek to join an unauthorized competition in the future.