UEFA files complaint over 'irregularities' in ESL case

Tuesday, 28. September 2021 12:41

The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) announced on Tuesday it will make a formal appeal to the Provincial Court of Madrid over what it described as "significant irregularities" in its case against the clubs that refused to shelve their plans for the European Super League – Real Madrid CF, FC Barcelona, and Juventus CF.

The UEFA demanded the removal of judge Manuel Ruiz de Lara of Commercial Court No. 11 in Madrid from the case due to his mishandling of the matter "pending the full and proper consideration of this motion." "UEFA will continue to take all necessary steps, in strict accordance with national and EU law, in order to defend its interests and – most importantly – those of its members and all football stakeholders," the federation concluded.

Earlier this week, the independent UEFA Appeals Body declared the disciplinary proceedings its mother organization launched against Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Juventus as "null and void, without any prejudice, as if the proceedings had never been opened." The UEFA responded it "remains confident in and will continue to defend its position in all the relevant jurisdictions."

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