UEFA, after ruling by the European Court of Justice: “This does not mean an approval or confirmation of the so-called Superliga”

UEFA today assured that the ruling of the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) does not constitute “an approval or confirmation”. of the so-called Superliga” and showed confidence “in the robustness of the new rules and in particular in their compliance with all relevant European laws and regulations”.

In a statement, European football’s governing body said it followed the Court of Justice’s decision.

UEFA today takes note of the decision of the European Court of Justice in the European Super League case. This decision does not constitute an endorsement or confirmation of the so-called “Super League”, but rather highlights a pre-existing gap in UEFA’s prior authorization framework, a technical aspect already identified and resolved in June 2022.

The Court of Justice finds that FIFA and UEFA rules on the prior approval of competitions such as the Super League are contrary to EU law, but adds that a project such as the Super League does not necessarily need to be approved and not decided on the specific project.

UEFA added that it is “confident in the robustness of its new rules and in particular that they comply with all relevant European laws and regulations” and that it “remains true to its commitment to defend the European football pyramid and ensure to ensure that this is the case “. .” “It will remain that way.” serve the broader interests of society.

We will continue to shape the European sports model together with national associations, leagues, clubs, fans, players, coaches, EU institutions, governments and partners.

Finally, he expressed his confidence that “the solidarity pyramid of European football, which fans and all interested parties have declared to be the irreplaceable model, will be protected from the threat of destruction by European and national laws.”

European judiciary approves Superliga against UEFA and FIFA

The ECJ ruled on Thursday that FIFA and UEFA rules on the prior approval of club football competitions, such as the Super League, are contrary to Union law.

The EU’s top governing body said UEFA and FIFA abused their “dominant positions” by cracking down on the creation of the controversial European Super League, threatening sanctions against the dozens of clubs involved in the project.

The decision of the Grand Chamber, which answers the preliminary questions from the Commercial Court No. 17 of Madrid and which is not subject to appeal, contradicts the opinion of the Attorney General responsible for the case, which was publishing its non-binding conclusions a year ago arguing that UEFA and FIFA acted in accordance with the law.

However, the Luxembourg court concluded on Thursday that UEFA and FIFA abused their “dominant position”. The decision is:

The rules of the Federation of International Football (FIFA) and the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA), which subject any project for a new club football competition, such as the Super League, to prior approval and prohibit clubs and players from participating in it , illegal under penalty of sanctions.

This is because, the Community Court added, “the powers of FIFA and UEFA are not subject to criteria guaranteeing their transparency, objectivity, non-discrimination and proportionality”.

(With information from EFE)

Source: La Neta Neta