KOMPAS.com – Parent European football (UEFA) has made decisions on the clubs involved in the project European Super League.
Certainty was made after the UEFA Executive Committee held an emergency meeting to discuss the involvement of the 12 clubs in the European Super League.
Nine of the 12 clubs have officially declared their resignation ESL.
The clubs in question are Arsenal, AC Milan, Chelsea, Atletico Madrid, Inter Milan, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, and Tottenham Hotspur.
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They admit the ESL project was a mistake and have apologized to fans, the federation, the league and other clubs within UEFA.
The nine teams have subsequently submitted a “Club Commitment Declaration” to UEFA, which establishes commitments in the official UEFA competitions and the Domestic League.
This declaration became one of the main topics at the UEFA Executive Committee meeting.
As a result, the club’s commitment has been accepted and has been signed by UEFA on Friday (7/5/2021) local time.
The decision is final and cannot be contested.
Furthermore, the decisions made by UEFA contain the following points:
– Each club unconditionally acknowledges and accepts the binding nature of the UEFA Rules and Regulations
– Remain committed to and will participate in UEFA competitions every season, provided the club is eligible based on merit.
– Will rejoin the European Club Association (ECA), which is UEFA’s only recognized club representative body.
– Will take all steps in their power with the aim of ending engagement with some of the companies involved in ESL and stopping related legal action.
– As a gesture of goodwill, they will make a donation of 15 million euros for the benefit of children, youth and grassroots football (ground level) in local communities across Europe, including the UK.
– Will be subject to a 5 percent deduction from the income they receive from UEFA club competitions over the next season, then redistributed.
– Agree to be subject to large fines if they attempt to play in an illegal competition (€ 100 million) or if they violate other commitments agreed in the Club’s Declaration of Commitments (€ 50 million)
– Accept all the principles and values set out in the 2019 Memorandum of Understanding between UEFA and the European Club Association.
In addition, the nine clubs have fully committed to reforming European competition in 2024.
On the other hand, UEFA will also support all the considerations given by the federation and the Domestic League.
“The measures announced are very important, but there are no financial sanctions and will be defended by UEFA,” said the UEFA President, Aleksander Ceferin.
“Everything will be reinvested into football at a young age and at the grass roots in local communities all over Europe, including England.”
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“These clubs realized their mistake quickly and have taken action to show their regret.”
“The same cannot be said for the clubs that remain involved in the so-called Super League and UEFA will take care of those clubs next.”
The clubs that have not declared their resignation from the European Super League are Juventus, Barcelona, and Real Madrid.
Furthermore, UEFA will leave the handling of the three clubs to their disciplinary body.