UEFA President confirms Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus can face exclusion from UEFA competitions

    While the top European clubs Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus are still working on the project of the European Super League, UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has now clarified that these clubs can face sanctions, including exclusions from the UEFA competitions.

    ESL controversy

    Last year, European Super League (ESL), officially known as The Super League, stormed European football. It was expected to be the rival of the UEFA Champions League (UCL). Due to the lack of competitiveness and lack of chances for the clubs in the lower-ranked European football countries, the new project faced huge criticism.

    Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus are still working on the project

    Real Madrid and Barcelona

    Though that project was ultimately called off without even rolling the ball on the ground, the Spanish giants Real Madrid and Barcelona and the Italian giants Juventus are still trying to figure out the chances of this project.

    A Madrid court has already provided the authority to the UEFA, the governing body of European football, to sanction the three clubs that still want to begin the European Super League.

    However, many believe that UEFA can’t impose strong sanctions on the popular and successful European giants like Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus. Talking about the UEFA Champions League trophy success, Real Madrid are leading this table with 13 trophies, while Barcelona have five trophies and Juventus have two winning medals.

    UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin clarified their position in the recent interview

    Aleksander Ceferin
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    But, in a recent interview, the UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin has cleared their strongest possible action against these three top European clubs.

    In the interview with the French outlet L’Equipe, Ceferin confirmed that the UEFA will take the ultimate decision on these three clubs after the legal appeal process gets complete. Despite some doubts from others, he has assured of their ability to take any strong action against any club.

    Ceferin has also confirmed that all these three clubs can be even excluded from the future UEFA competitions. However, he has also clarified that the independent body UEFA Disciplinary Committee will take that ultimate action.

    During the early period of that shelved ESL project, several ESL involved clubs also left the European Clubs Association (ECA), an independent body representing the interests of professional association football clubs in UEFA. Except for Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus, all other ESL involved clubs have returned to the ECA. ECA still haven’t taken any actions against these three clubs yet.

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