UEFA Opens Disciplinary Investigation Into Super League Rebels

UEFA has opened a disciplinary investigation against Barcelona, Juventus, and Real Madrid, the three clubs that are yet to withdraw from the European Super League. Nine of the original 12 founding teams involved in the controversial project – including all six English clubs – have renounced the competition and promised to take all possible steps to remove themselves from it.

They all agreed to a peace accord with UEFA last week that saw them recommit to the current structures of the club and international football. As part of the deal, those nine teams also accepted light punishments including goodwill payments to UEFA and a small portion of their prize money being withheld.

But Barca, Juve, and Madrid are yet to terminate their involvement and on Saturday insisted the breakaway project was lawful, hitting out at “intolerable” pressure and vowing to persevere. When announcing their agreement with the nine clubs who came back into the fold, UEFA said it would “take whatever action it deems appropriate” against the remaining three. That process has now begun, as UEFA released a statement on Wednesday confirming the disciplinary probe.

Speaking last week, UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin discussed the recent developments, praising the nine clubs for stepping back from the Super League.

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