Italian Super League Teams Poised to Avoid Significant Punishments

Juventus, Milan and Inter are unlikely to be sanctioned on the sporting side for joining the Super League, but they might face financial repercussions. Rival Serie A clubs are considering suing them for damages, Andrea Agnelli in particular. A member of the UEFA board suggested doing the same and excluding Real Madrid and the Bianconeri from the Champions League for a year, but the idea has not gained momentum, Gazzetta dello Sport reports.

The international federation will now be looking to secure their competitions. The participants will have to commit to respecting the rules for years to come and avoid forming private leagues. The process will not be quick as it will be necessary to re-write the current bylaws. UEFA is also working to re-configure the Financial Fair Play and to move up the start of the new Champions League, currently scheduled for the 2024/2025 season.

Gabriele Gravina, the president of the Italian Football Association, stated: “We can not punish an idea that did not materialize. If some projects that clashed with our rules arose in the future, our justice system would take care of the violations. This was an alert that must make us reflect on the fact that something is not working. We need remedies and proposals to prevent it from happening in the future, the Super League project should serve as a motivation for those who are in charge.”

The other Serie A teams are livid because Agnelli contributed to sinking the project related to the private equity funds and are evaluating taking legal actions against him, Repubblica reports.