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Ceferin Strikes Back

Ceferin Strikes Back

UEFA does not bury the hatchet. Just a few hours after the Madrid Court forced it to annul the sanctions against the founding clubs of the Super League and to announce it on its website, the highest body went on the counterattack and communicated through a new note that has filed formal submissions for the decision and will file a formal appeal with a higher court, the Provincial Court of Madrid (Court of Appeal).

In addition, has filed a motion for the disqualification of the judge presiding over the current proceedingas you believe there are significant irregularities in this procedure. According to UEFA, they have always acted in good faith before the Madrid Court. This is exactly what the statement says:

Following its announcement yesterday on the so-called ‘Super League’ project and the respective compliance measures that UEFA has taken, UEFA reaffirms its view that it has always acted in accordance not only with its Statutes and Regulations, but also with the EU legislation, the European Convention on Human Rights and Swiss legislation in relation to this so-called ‘Super League’ project. UEFA remains confident in its position – and will continue to defend it – in all relevant jurisdictions.

UEFA has always acted in good faith throughout the proceedings pending before a Court of Madrid. Consequently – and despite the fact that UEFA does not recognize the jurisdiction of the Madrid Court and firmly believes that it has always acted in full compliance with pending proceedings – UEFA today presented formal allegations to the Madrid Court evidencing its continued compliance with the orders. .

In addition, UEFA has presented a motion for the disqualification of the judge presiding over the current procedure, as it believes that there are significant irregularities in this procedure. In line with Spanish law – and in the fundamental interest of justice – UEFA expects the judge in question to step aside immediately until this motion is fully and adequately considered.

In addition, UEFA will also present a formal appeal to a higher court, the Madrid Provincial Court (Court of Appeal). UEFA will continue to take all necessary measures, in strict accordance with EU and national law, in order to defend its interests. and – most importantly – those of its members and all football stakeholders.

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