Real Madrid, Barcelona, Juventus Defend European Super League in Face of UEFA ‘Threats’

Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus on Saturday defended the aborted Super League project after the nine other clubs were given a financial penalty by UEFA for their involvement. The three clubs said they had received “unacceptable” threats from UEFA and FIFA since the project collapsed just two days after it was announced last month, when six Premier League clubs and three other teams pulled out. In a joint statement, Real, Barcelona and Juventus said the Super League had been

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9 Clubs Sanctioned Over European Super League Project; Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus Refuse to Renounce

UEFA on Friday announced sanctions, including financial punishments, against nine of the 12 clubs behind the aborted Super League project, after the clubs “apologised” and acknowledged “a mistake”. The governing body of European football said that “in a spirit of reconciliation” the nine clubs had agreed to a “Club Commitment Declaration” and accepted a five percent cut in their European revenue for one season. However, three clubs, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Juventus, did not sign the declaration. UEFA said it

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UEFA Allows Expanded 26-player Squads for European Championship

UEFA said Tuesday it would allow expanded 26-man squads at Euro 2020, meeting a demand from coaches who feared they could lose players due to coronavirus. European football’s governing body said it had agreed the increase from 23 players “to mitigate the risks of teams facing a shortage of available players for certain matches due to possible positive Covid-19 test results and subsequent quarantine measures”. France coach Didier Deschamps and Belgium boss Roberto Martinez were among those who had called

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UEFA to Allow Up to 9,500 Spectators at Europa League Final

Up to 9,500 spectators will be allowed to attend the Europa League final in the Polish city of Gdansk later this month, UEFA announced on Monday after getting the green light from local authorities.

European football’s governing body said Polish officials had agreed that 25 percent of the roughly 40,000 seats in the Gdansk Stadium could be filled for the match on Wednesday, May 26.

The game could be an all-English affair, with Manchester United almost certain to reach the

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