Juventus face Serie A expulsion if still in Super League
Juventus will be excluded from next season’s Serie A
should the Italian soccer club decide to persist with the
proposed European Super League project, the head of the
Italian soccer federation (FIGC) said on Monday.
Nine of the clubs who tried to breakaway, including six English
Premier League teams, backed out of the Super League idea,
but Juventus, Barcelona and Real Madrid are still involved in
“If Juventus does not respect the rules they will be out,”
Gabriele Gravina told in conference on Monday.
“At the time of registration for the next Serie A championship
the club will be excluded if they decide not to withdraw from
the Super League.”
Juve, Real and Barcelona said they were ready to reconsider
the proposed approach to the breakaway plan following the
angry backlash across the continent, but added it would be
“highly irresponsible” for them to abandon the project
“We are fully aware of the diversity of reactions to the Super
League initiative and, consequently, of the need to reflect on
the reasons for some of them,” their statement said on
“We are ready to reconsider the proposed approach, as
They did also denounce the “intolerable” pressure put on them
by UEFA to drop the project.
The Super League argued it would increase revenue for the
top clubs in Europe and allow them to distribute more money
to the rest of the game.
UEFA, other teams and fan organisations, however, said the
league would only boost the power and wealth of elite clubs,
with European soccer’s governing body insisting on Friday
that the three clubs will face sanctions.
Juventus declined to comment when approached by Reuters.
Source: Football – Fairplay News
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