EU Court declares “Big Verdict” over FIFA & UEFA’s Clubs Penalizing Rules

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Just In: The EU Court of Justice made a massive ruling on Thursday regarding UEFA and FIFA’s Clubs Penalizing Rules over joining breakaway leagues. However, the Full Verdict is expected to be announced by spring 2023.

According to the details, the EU Court cleared that the UEFA and FIFA’s rights to ban or restrict clubs from joining various leagues are compatible with EU Laws. Notably, the ruling is not good news for European Super League organizers who have new plans underway.

An adviser to Europe’s top court told the Media that the UEFA and FIFA’s rules allow them to ban clubs from participating in breakaway leagues and penalize players for doing so are compatible with EU Laws.

The matter reaches the European Court of Justice after a dispute between the two governing bodies and the European Super League, which dissolved within 48 hours in April 2021 after negative feedback from fans, governments, and players, forcing 12 signed-up teams to pull off.

The teams that exited European Super League include Manchester United, Liverpool, Manchester City, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, AC Milan, Inter Milan, and Atletico Madrid. Meanwhile, Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Juventus still signed up for the competition.

Notably, UEFA described the court’s verdict as a motivating move for preserving the existing dynamic and democratic administrative structure of the European Football Pyramid, saying “UEFA greets today’s ruling of the CJEU in support of our central mission to govern European Football by protecting and developing the game across Europe.”