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 per cent cut in their European revenue for one season. UEFA said the three holdouts, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Juventus, would be “promptly referred” to disciplinary bodies.
UEFA asked the six Premier League teams who tried to join the European Super League, to make a combined €15million (£13m) goodwill contribution to benefit children’s and grassroots football across Europe.
Six clubs – Arsenal, Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City – have signed a UEFA ‘club commitment declaration’ after backing down in their breakaway bid.
And they each face a €100million (£87m) fine if they ever attempt another coup.
AC Milan, Inter Milan and Atletico Madrid have also climbed down in committing to existing international and national club competitions.
An official UEFA statement read: “Those nine clubs acknowledge and accept that the Super League project was a mistake and apologise to fans, national associations, national leagues, fellow European clubs and UEFA.
“They have also recognised that the project would not have been authorised under UEFA Statutes and Regulations.”
However, Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus, have refused to renounce the Super League.
UEFA insists it will take “appropriate action” against the trio.