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Uefa withdraws Super League disciplinary case against rebel clubs

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Dan Burke

Uefa has abandoned plans to take disciplinary action against Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus for their refusal to back away from their involvement in the European Super League.

The news was confirmed in a statement released late on Monday evening, with European football’s governing body announcing that “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.”

It is still possible that disciplinary action could be resumed at a later date but the announcement comes after a Spanish judge last week gave Uefa five days to confirm it would abide by a court ruling to not punish the three clubs for their involvement in the Super League amid suggestions of possible bans from the Champions League.

Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus were three of 12 clubs backing the Super League earlier this year, the other nine of whom subsequently withdrew their interest in proceeding with the controversial plans.

Despite that, Manchester City and United, Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham, Inter, AC Milan and Atlético Madrid were all set to receive financial penalties from Uefa for their involvement in the controversial plans.

But Uefa also confirmed in their statement that those nine clubs will also not be subject to any sanctions at this time.

“Uefa has informed the 9 Clubs that in view of the pending Court proceedings in Madrid, and to avoid any unnecessary complication, Uefa will not request payment of any of the amounts offered in the May Declarations of the Clubs, as long as the Court proceedings in Madrid involving, among others, Uefa are pending,” read the statement.