Premier League satisfied by CJEU’s allowance on banning Super League
On Thursday, the European Union Court of Justice (CJEU) allowed sanctions against European Super League clubs by FIFA and UEFA as there were talks of a boost in the process. The Premier League welcomed CJEU's declaration.
With Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus still among the clubs supporting the controversial
European Super League
tournament that would shadow domestic football, CJEU officially declared that UEFA and FIFA would be acting lawfully by sanctioning third-party competitions and clubs involved.
After both UEFA and FIFA embraced the declaration, Premier League presented their satisfaction inan official statement
as they stated domestic football is endangered by the Super League plans.
We share the advocate general's clear view that open access is fundamental to European club football
," the statement read.
"Further to today's opinion, the Premier League reiterates its commitment to the principles underpinning the current balance of domestic and European competitions including open access, annual merit-based qualification from domestic leagues for European club competitions, weekends reserved for domestic football and substantial solidarity funding for football development.
"The fans' voice regarding the essential nature of sporting integrity has been heard.
"Above all, the focus of Premier League clubs is on improving the collective strength and competitiveness of the league in the best interests of the wider game.
"The Premier League will continue to engage in an open dialogue, with all relevant stakeholders, about how best to protect the complementary balance between domestic and European club football."
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