European Super League dismissed within 48 hours of its announcement after eight major teams of 12 separatist clubs, who joined to form the league, withdrew their registration. Fans and football officials including UEFA and FIFA protested to nullify the so-called Super League designed to develop football.
There are still few clubs that are associated with the Super League and UEFA is planning to take drastic disciplinary measures against clubs who have not yet formally pulled out their name, according to a source.
Barcelona, Real Madrid, Juventus, and AC Milan are the four remaining clubs and they are expected to face the organization’s harshest penalty, a two-year ban from the Champions League or Europa League, according to ESPN.
Arsenal, Atletico Madrid, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, and Inter Milan were among the league’s founding members when it began last month, but those clubs have since withdrawn.
As per UEFA, the four clubs are in violation of Article 51 of the statutes, which states that “No combinations or alliances between… clubs affiliated, directly or indirectly, to different UEFA Member Associations may be created without the permission of UEFA.”
The four clubs claim that the Super League was not asking for a formal breakaway instead it was merely asking for permission to run their competition, and believe they are in a good spot. If UEFA took action, they will be in breach of an injunction issued by a Madrid court, according to their side of the story.
The project would be formally terminated if nine of the 12 clubs that committed to the Super League did officially declare themselves out of the project then, based on their own statutes.