Chelsea, Manchester City, and Real Madrid are likely to be banned from Champions League semi-finals this season, a UEFA executive committee member said on Monday after the much-criticized breakaway Super League was announced by 12 elite clubs in Europe.
Chelsea, Manchester City, and Real Madrid are part of the 12 top teams from Europe who are set to be founding members of the Super League, which will rival UEFA’s Champions League. A 20-team league has been announced with 15 founding members and 5 other clubs qualifying each season. It added that the inaugural season would start “as soon as possible”.
“The clubs must go, and I expect that to happen on Friday. Then we have to find out how to finish (this season’s) Champions League tournament,” said Jesper Moller, who is the head of the Danish FA, told DR.
“There is an extraordinary executive committee meeting on Friday,” he said.
Moller’s comments came shortly after UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin said he wanted bans on the rebel clubs to be imposed.
“We’re still assessing our legal team but we will take all the sanctions that we can and we will inform you as soon we can,” he said. “My opinion is that as soon as possible they have to be banned from all our competitions and the players from all our competitions,” Ceferin told reporters.
Real Madrid is due to face Chelsea and Manchester City are drawn against Paris St Germain – who have not signed up to the breakaway league.
- Real Madrid, Chelsea, and Manchester City are part of the 12 teams in the proposed breakaway Super League
- Real face Chelsea, City face PSG who are not part of the 12 teams in the European elite
- The decision is likely to be taken during Friday’s executive committee meeting of the UEFA
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