April 14, 2024

Super League: Huge thunderclap

The Super League has won a potentially decisive battle with UEFA in its dispute with soccer’s governing bodies. The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has ruled in the Super League’s favor, arguing that the rules of UEFA and FIFA on the prior authorization of interclub soccer competitions, such as the Super League, infringe European Union law.

The European Cou…

The Super League has won a potentially decisive battle with UEFA in its dispute with soccer’s governing bodies. The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has ruled in the Super League’s favor, arguing that the rules of UEFA and FIFA on the prior authorization of interclub soccer competitions, such as the Super League, infringe European Union law.

The European Court of Justice therefore considers UEFA’s and Fifa’s ban on clubs and players taking part in such a competition to be illegal, their rules preventing Super League being contrary to European Union law. ectators, preventing them from taking advantage of new, potentially innovative or interesting competitions. However, it is up to the Madrid Commercial Court to verify whether these rules can nonetheless benefit the various soccer players, for example, by ensuring a mutually supportive redistribution of the revenues generated by these rights.

However, the CJEU went on to clarify that this opinion did not mean that it was in favor of the creation of the Super League. A competition such as the Superleague project does not necessarily have to be authorized, it stated, adding: Indeed, since the Court is asked, in general terms, about the rules governing competition in the field of football, it does not necessarily have to be authorized.