UK Markets closed

FC Barcelona, Real Madrid and Juventus WILL play Champions League football next season

·1-min read
 (PA)
(PA)

UEFA has confirmed that Barcelona, Real Madrid and Juventus have been admitted into next season's Champions League despite the fallout over their involvement in the European Super League fiasco.

On Tuesday, UEFA announcement that admission letters have been sent to all Champions League participants, including Juve, Barca and Real.

Disciplinary proceedings against the trio's involvement in the proposed Super League have been suspended by UEFA's independent appeals body.

UEFA opened a probe against the three clubs but last week it suspended proceedings after being notified by the Swiss authorities of a court order from the commercial court in Madrid obtained by the legal entity European Super League Company SL.

"Admission letters have been sent to all clubs participating in next season's UEFA club competitions today," UEFA told Reuters on Tuesday.

Juve, Barca and Real are the last of the 12 clubs who signed up to the Super League in April not to have distanced themselves from the breakaway project which unravelled when all six English clubs plus Inter Milan, AC Milan and Atletico Madrid withdrew.

Super League founder and Juventus chairman Andrea Agnelli said earlier this month that the plan to create a breakaway league was not a coup but a way to save the soccer industry, which has been hit by the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Juve qualified for the Champions League on the final day of last season's Serie A campaign and have since changed coaches, with Massimiliano Allegri back for a second spell.

Additional reporting by Reuters.

Read More

Premier League clubs agree in principle to Owners’ Charter after European Super League controversy

European Super League: Gary Neville brands Premier League, ‘Big Six’ settlement ‘an embarrassment’

Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting