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UEFA is considering punishing Super League clubs, according to ESPN

Washington / Sion - According to a media report, the clubs in the failed Super League could face exclusion from club competitions of the European Football Union for up to two years as a punishment. According to information from the US broadcaster ESPN, UEFA is advising the twelve clubs to agree to a lower sentence and to formally give up their plans for their own league. The European association did not want to comment on the report when asked.

According to ESPN, UEFA has already reached an agreement with seven clubs: Arsenal, Atletico Madrid, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur. This is imminent with Inter Milan.

No agreement has been reached with Juventus Turin, Real Madrid, Barcelona and AC Milan. From his point of view, the quartet asked UEFA and the world association FIFA for permission for their own league and did not want to split off. The uncertain legal situation could lead to complicated processes with an uncertain outcome, the report said. Should nine of the twelve clubs officially withdraw, the project of a Super League will end due to their own statutes.

Over night

On the night of April 19, the twelve top European clubs announced the establishment of a billion-dollar Super League. This would have been in direct competition with the UEFA Champions League. The project was to be financed by a major US bank. After massive resistance from associations, other clubs and fans, a majority of the clubs canceled their participation.

Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen, on the other hand, is not a decisive opponent of the Super League. "I don't want to approve of the plans, but I don't want to condemn them in general either," said Ter Stegen in an interview with Sport1. "I didn't think too much about the topic," admitted the 29-year-old. He understands "the people's displeasure" - "but there doesn't have to be a field invasion," said the DFB team goal, referring to the recent cancellation of the Premier League game between Manchester United and Liverpool due to a storm at home Fans in protest against the Super League plans.

When asked if he feared UEFA penalties, he simply said: "I don't know what kind of power certain people have." However, he emphasized: "Everyone can express their opinion about it once you've thought about it. If you say yes or no across the board, that's too cheap for me. The decision should be carefully considered. (APA; 6.5.2021)