Richie McCormack
Richie McCormack

19.40 9 Jun 2021


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UEFA has temporarily suspended the disciplinary proceedings against the three remaining Super League holdouts. 

Juventus, Barcelona and Real Madrid are in the clear for now, despite their failure to disavow the breakaway European league.

UEFA opened the disciplinary proceedings - which could extend to Champions League bans - in May.

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Earlier this week, Spanish radio station Cadena SER reported that the Swiss Ministry of Justice has ruled that neither UEFA nor FIFA can take retaliatory action against the rebel trio of clubs.

That judgement came on top of a Madrid court ruling in April in favour of Barça, Real and Juve.

In a statement, European football's governing body said, "UEFA understands why the disciplinary proceedings needed to be suspended for the time being, but remains confident in and will continue to defend its position in all the relevant jurisdictions."

The six Premier League clubs who had signed up to the project were collectively fined £22million (€25.5m) on Wednesday and threatened with a 30-point deduction and individual £25million (€29m) fine if they pulled a similar stroke in future.

Juventus, Real Madrid and Barcelona's presidents all remain staunch supporters of the Super League project.

The three clubs "are determined to achieve a complete reform of the competitions," Juventus president Andrea Agnelli explained last month.

"Other sports have faced changes of this type, and almost all those interested agree that the model must be changed.

"It was a desperate cry for help, not a coup."

UEFA certainly aren't abandoning their disciplinary process, and are seeking to overturn the judgement of the Madrid court.

They added, "UEFA will take all necessary steps in strict accordance with national and EU law in order for the UEFA Appeals Body to be in a position to resume the disciplinary proceedings as soon as possible."

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