Six Premier League clubs ready for windfall after UEFA Super League sanctions decision – .

Six Premier League clubs ready for windfall after UEFA Super League sanctions decision – .

The Premier League’s ‘Big Six’ are set to get a financial boost after UEFA suspended fines for joining the failed European Super League.

Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal, Manchester City and Tottenham were among 12 clubs across Europe that have embarked on the doomed business.

But they withdrew from the breakaway plans after a backlash from the football world, with AC Milan, Inter Milan and Atletico Madrid also withdrawing.

But Juventus, Barcelona and Real Madrid have refused to back down and are still pursuing the matter through a court challenge in Madrid.

UEFA has announced that it will not take legal action against the remaining rebel trio.

Premier League’s ‘Big Six’ withdraw controversial European Super League plans


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But European football’s governing body will suspend unpaid fines imposed on the other nine clubs with a share of the revenue plus £ 13million for good causes.

And that will save the Big Six millions, after it was reported in June they have to pay a combined £ 22million in fines, or around £ 3.5million each, in more money for good causes.

The fines were also being challenged in the Madrid court, and a judge suggested last month that they could not be imposed.

UEFA said in a statement: “UEFA takes note of the letter sent today by the UEFA Independent Appeals Body in which the disciplinary proceedings which had been initiated against FC Barcelona, ​​Juventus FC and Real Madrid CF for a potential violation of UEFA’s legal framework in connection with the so-called ‘Super League’ project were declared null and void, without prejudice, as if the proceedings had never been initiated. “

Referring to the nine clubs which had withdrawn from the controversial ESL plans, the statement added: “UEFA has informed the 9 clubs that due to the ongoing legal proceedings in Madrid and to avoid any unnecessary complications, UEFA will not demand payment of any of the amounts proposed in the clubs’ May declarations, while legal proceedings in Madrid involving, among other things, UEFA are pending. “

The latest development could be seen as some sort of raid by UEFA which had to respond to the court’s ruling but would clearly be reluctant to get involved in a lengthy legal challenge if their actions were found to be illegal.

But they are convinced that they will continue their fight against ESL, the statement adding: “UEFA will continue to take all necessary measures, in strict compliance with national and European law, in order to defend the interests of UEFA. and all football stakeholders. . “

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