Uefa is aware of the transfer of the European Super League to the European Court of Justice

Uefa are planning a “robust” defense of their position after the European Super League claimed the governing body had violated European Union competition law.

On Monday, the European Court of Justice announced that he had received a transfer from the European Super League (ESL).

The Uefa and Fifa referral claims were unlawful when they tried to block the creation of the ESL and threatened sanction clubs still involved in the project.

Uefa said it remained “confident” in its position.

The European Football Association said: “Uefa takes note of the announcement by the European Court of Justice that a Madrid court has referred the so-called European Super League, even though nine of its founding members have been withdrawn.

“Uefa are confident in their position and will defend it robustly.”

    European Super League timeline – the volatile 72 hours of football

Twelve of the largest European clubs announced on April 18 that they had formed a new competition and within a few hours informed Uefa and Fifa of preventive measures the ESL had taken to block any challenges to their creation.

However, the new league collapsed within 72 hours as the founding clubs pulled back one by one, starting with the six English Premier League clubs involved.

Nine of the clubs signed a new peace deal with Uefa on May 7th, but the three that have not surrendered the ESL – Barcelona, ​​Real Madrid and Juventus – will face sanctions following the opening of disciplinary proceedings on May 25th .

The trio issued a joint statement the following day describing the disciplinary action as “incomprehensible” and “inevitable decline” without major reforms.

Source: bbc.com