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UEFA drop legal action against Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus over European Super League

The European footballing governing body has announced the legal proceedings against the three clubs as 'null and void'.

UEFA has officially dropped its legal fight against three clubs; Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus over their involvement in the proposed European Super League.

The European footballing governing body has announced the legal proceedings against the three clubs as ‘null and void’.

The other nine Super League clubs who left the breakaway European Super League had faced sanctions and hefty fines over their involvement. Reports suggest that with UEFA dropping the legal battle, the other nine teams are also no longer needed to pay any fines.

The big six English clubs that agreed to join a breakaway European Super League had earlier settled to pay a combined fee of £22 million as part of a settlement.

UEFA in a statement, said, “Following the stay of proceedings against FC Barcelona, Juventus FC and Real Madrid CF, in the matter related to a potential violation of UEFA’s legal framework in connection with the so-called ‘Super League’, the UEFA Appeals Body has declared today the proceedings null and void, as if the proceedings had never been opened.”

The announcements come in continuation with the Spanish court ordering UEFA to scrap all the legal sanctions taken against the involved clubs.

Many experts still believe that the idea of a breakaway European football league is still alive in some of the 12 founding members of the league.

Even though UEFA has announced that it will not take any legal action against these clubs, the sporting body does have signalled its intention to continue fighting its corner if the idea emerges again.

In one of their recent statements, they said, “UEFA will continue to take all necessary steps, in strict accordance with national and EU law, in order to defend the interests of UEFA and of all football stakeholders.”

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