Evelina Christillin, FIFA councilor, revealed that it is ‘entirely possible’ UEFA will punish Juventus, Barcelona, and Real Madrid by excluding them from the tournament as they stuck with their Super League plans.
UEFA have pronounced that disciplinary actions will be taken against the three clubs that remained committed to the ESL.
I am now a councillor at UEFA and it was not easy during the days of the Super League. That day (UEFA President Aleksandar) Ceferin was probably angrier than what emerged in the media,”
said at the Foglio Sportivo event.
“At this moment, the situation is that two articles in the UEFA statute, 49 and 51, were completely broken by these clubs. The ethics committee held their investigation and UEFA said they will proceed with action, so now either they reach an agreement with the clubs or this continues.
“There is no definite sanction for breaking article 51, so it is entirely within UEFA’s rights to decide and they could go to extremes.
“Then there will no doubt be an appeal to the Sport Tribunal (TAS) and maybe even to the civil justice system. The three clubs already released a statement underlining that the Tribunal in Madrid gave their backing, so the situation is all up in the air.”