On Monday, UEFA, the governing body of European football, was forced to abandon the disciplinary procedures for the remaining three Premier League clubs.
Real Madrid, Juventus and Barcelona all refused to give up leaving the league when the project collapsed in April after widespread fan protests.
UEFA subsequently tried to ban the three clubs from participating in the UEFA Champions League, but the Spanish court’s ruling forced UEFA to suspend the disciplinary case in June.
“Following the suspension of the lawsuits against Barcelona Football Club, Juventus Football Club and Real Madrid Football Club, the UEFA Appellate Body today declared the lawsuit invalid and invalid, as if the proceedings had never been started,” the governing body said in a statement. The statement said.
The nine clubs that withdrew from the Premier League program-Arsenal, AC Milan, Chelsea, Atletico Madrid, Inter Milan, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur-were subsequently fined by UEFA.
In total, the team will donate 15 million euros ($18.25 million) to charity and give up 5% of their income from the game. UEFA stated that if clubs violated UEFA’s commitments, they have agreed to be fined up to 100 million euros (121.7 million U.S. dollars).
However, the new ruling means that these fines cannot be applied.
New legal battle
In the ongoing legal battle with the Super League rebel club, UEFA said in a statement on Tuesday that it “does not recognize the jurisdiction of the Madrid courts” and will appeal to the higher courts in Madrid.
UEFA added that it has submitted a formal opinion to the Madrid court, “proving its continued compliance with the order.”
UEFA stated: “Furthermore, UEFA has filed a motion to ask the judge presiding over the current litigation to withdraw because it believes that these litigations involve major violations.”
“According to Spanish law-and for the fundamental interest of justice-UEFA fully hopes that the judges concerned will put this motion aside immediately before fully and appropriately considering it.
“UEFA will continue to take all necessary measures in strict accordance with national and EU laws to defend its interests, and most importantly, defend the interests of its members and all football stakeholders.”
The Super League legal team did not immediately respond to CNN’s request for comment.
In May of this year, the European Court of Justice stated that it had received a referral from the European Premier League (ESL), stating that UEFA and FIFA “violated EU competition rules” involving referrals from the Madrid Commercial Court.
According to the Spanish news agency EFE, the European Court of Justice case “may trigger a legal earthquake that has a deeper impact than the Bosman case”.
According to EFE, the defense of the Premier League was led by the law firm Clifford Chance and the lawyer Jean-Louis Dupont, who was the design of the “Bosman case” and the “Mecca-Medina case” Also, the Belgian expert Martin Hissel (Martin Hissel).
Dupont is a member of the legal team representing the Belgian player Jean-Marc Bosman. He successfully transferred at the end of his contract with Standard Liege and changed the face of the football transfer market. When the player’s deal with the club expires, they are now allowed to make a free transfer.