The decision could change the future of soccer and will be good news for European clubs who have proposed the creation of a breakaway league. When the news first broke, it sparked massive protests from angry fans and UEFA even threatened sanctions if clubs went ahead with the plan, with nine sides opting out.
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In its ruling, the EFJ said FIFA and UEFA were abusing their dominant position by preventing clubs from participating in the European Super League. Despite the ruling, it is not yet clear whether or not it will be approved The number of clubs also included Manchester United, Liverpool, Manchester City, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, Milan, Inter Milan and Atletico Madrid.
Meanwhile, A22, a sports development company set up to help ESL, said FIFA holds a monopoly position over UEFA, which violates EU competition and free movement law.
UEFA said the ruling does not confirm ESL’s case. It added that its new rules would comply with all relevant European laws andOnly two of ESL’s original plans remain.
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