UEFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Super League rebels Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Juventus after they refused to disavow themselves from the breakaway competition.
In a statement on Tuesday, UEFA confirmed that they will take action against Spanish giantsBarca
and Italian heavyweightsJuventus
and the trio could face heavy sanctions.
"Following an investigation conducted by UEFA ethics and disciplinary inspectors in connection with the so-called 'Super League' project, disciplinary proceedings have been opened against Real Madrid CF, FC Barcelona and Juventus FC for a potential violation of UEFA's legal framework,”
a statement read
"Further information will be made available in due course."
While most of the other clubs involved have apologized for their part in the breakaway Super League,
remain committed - even releasing a statement reaffirming their desire to set up the breakaway competition recently.
The three clubs stated:
"The founding clubs have suffered, and continue to suffer, unacceptable third-party pressures, threats, and offenses to abandon the project and therefore desist from their right and duty to provide solutions to the football ecosystem via concrete proposals and constructive dialogue.
They stressed that
"structural reforms are vital to ensure our sport remains appealing and survives in the long-term."