A court in Madrid has decided that FIFA, UEFA and national unions are not allowed to impose penalties on Super League clubs for the time being. That reports news agency Reuters. A court should first examine the entire case.
On Monday it became clear that twelve top European clubs, now known as ‘the dirty boxes’, want to set up their own Super League and thereby dissipate UEFA. The European Football Association, but also FIFA and national unions, have spoken out on a massive scale against this idea and are already threatening sanctions against clubs and players.
However, the Madrid court has decided that this is not yet possible. They argue that penalties should not be imposed until the case has been fully studied. It seems that the Super League clubs have won the first battle in court, but the question remains to what extent a Madrid judge has something to say about UEFA, FIFA and, for example, the Premier League.
REUTERS-MADRID COURT MAKES PRELIMINARY RULING PROHIBITING UEFA AND FIFA FROM STOPPING LAUNCH OR SUPER LEAGUE -DOCUMENT
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UEFA examines, for example, the possibilities to get the relevant clubs out of European tournaments this season and to prevent their players from coming European Championships and World Championships. In addition, the national unions would consider taking these clubs out of competition, leaving nothing left for them at national level.