UEFA ready to help Juventus in fraud case, media write
La Gazzetta dello Sport: UEFA offered to help Juventus in fraud case
MOSCOW, 1 April – The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) is ready to help the Italian “Juventus” in the case of financial fraud in exchange for refusing to participate in the Super League project, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport.
The Italian Football Federation (FIGC) in January deprived Juventus of 15 points for financial fraud, and also removed a number of club functionaries from football. The FIGC appeals body later held hearings to reopen the fraud case.
The publication writes that the head of UEFA Aleksander Čeferin has promised to help Juventus if the club’s management abandons the idea of the Super League before the decision of the European Union court on the fate of the tournament. It is expected to be delivered before the end of the year.
In April 2021, 12 European clubs announced the creation of the Super League. The International Football Federation (FIFA), UEFA, national associations, representatives of the football community and fans have strongly criticized the idea of a new tournament. After that, all English clubs announced their withdrawal from the project, followed by Inter Milan and Atlético Madrid. Juventus, Real Madrid and Barcelona remained committed to the idea of the Super League, against which UEFA initiated a disciplinary case.
In May 2022, the Court of Justice of the European Union registered the appeal of the Super League due to a possible violation of competition rules by UEFA and FIFA. In January, the provincial court of Madrid stood up for the interests of the creators of the new tournament and ordered the international federations to refrain not only from taking any measures that impede the development of the Super League, but also from statements directed against the tournament.