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European Court of Justice ruling favors Super League against UEFA and FIFA




The European Court of Justice (ECJ) issued a verdict today regarding the highly contested Super League propelled by then-Juventus president Andrea Agnelli, alongside Real Madrid‘s Florentino Pérez and FC Barcelona’s Joan Laporta in April 2021.

The ECJ’s ruling has deemed it an “abuse of dominant position” for UEFA and FIFA to sanction the founding clubs, asserting that they lack the authority to impose such penalties and reprisals. This decision is poised to reshape the landscape of European club football significantly.

“Historic day for football! The Super League is a go! We’ve secured the right to compete. The UEFA monopoly is over. Football is FREE. Clubs no longer need to fear sanctions and can determine their own future,” remarked Bernd Reichart, CEO of A22 Sport Management, in response to the ECJ’s decision.

A press conference is scheduled at 1 p.m. to delve deeper into the implications.

The European Court of Justice has concluded that FIFA and UEFA’s regulations demanding prior authorization for club football competitions like the Super League “violate Union law.” However, the court clarified that this doesn’t mandate automatic approval for leagues such as the proposed Super League.

The verdict marks a watershed moment, challenging the regulatory powers held by UEFA and FIFA while simultaneously opening up discussions about the autonomy of clubs in determining their competitive paths.

Stay tuned for further developments as the football landscape braces for a seismic shift following this historic ruling by the European Court of Justice.

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