Juventus, Barcelona, and Real Madrid to Feature in Champions League Next Season
Wednesday, 16-June-2021 23:00
JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM - Juventus, Barcelona and Real Madrid are set to participate in the Champions League next season, despite being involved in the European Super League (ESL) project.
The European Football Association (UEFA) confirmed that it had sent a letter to all Champions League participants.
The proposed disciplinary proceedings against Juventus, Barcelona, and Real Madrid over their involvement in the Super League have been suspended by UEFA's independent appeals body.
UEFA opened an investigation into the three clubs, but last week the proceedings were suspended after being notified by Swiss authorities of a court order from a commercial court in Madrid obtained by the legal entity of European Super League Company SL.
"The letters of acceptance have been sent today to all clubs participating in next season's UEFA club competitions," UEFA told Reuters on Wednesday (06/16/2021).
The letters are always sent by UEFA before the European league season starts.
Juve, Barca and Real are the remaining clubs in the ESL of the 12 founding clubs. ESL was officially announced in April as a rival competition to UEFA's Champions League.
In addition to these three clubs, six clubs from the English Premier League, namely Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, and Tottenham were among the founders of ESL. However, they have withdrawn from the project.
Meanwhile, Italian clubs AC Milan, Inter Milan. and Spanish La Liga club Atletico Madrid are also following in the footsteps of the six English clubs to pull out from ESL.
ESL founder and Juventus chairman Andrea Agnelli said earlier this month that the competition was not an act of coup, but a way to save the football industry which has been hit by the coronavirus pandemic, as reported by Antara.
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