EFA will not pursue legal proceedings against the three clubs still involved in the European Super League.
While the six Premier League teams that were involved in forming a breakaway league earlier this year quickly withdrew from the plans, Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus have continued to back the proposals.
A court in Madrid ruled last week that UEFA must stop the legal proceedings against the three clubs and after initially suspending them, UEFA has now brought them to a complete stop.
“Following the stay of proceedings against FC Barcelona, Juventus FC and Real Madrid CF, in the case relating to a potential violation of UEFA’s legal framework in the context of the ‘Super League’, the ‘UEFA’s appeal body today declared the proceedings null and void, as if the proceedings had never been initiated, “a UEFA statement read.
It is understood that the European governing body believes that continuing the proceedings does not serve their best interests, but that their decision to end the legal battle does not change their position on the Super League.
It is understood that UEFA would also revive legal action if attempts to revive the plans were to occur.
The nine clubs that withdrew from the plans; Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Tottenham, Atletico Madrid, AC Milan and Inter Milan have made donations to UEFA foundations but it is understood they will now be contacted to be informed that they will not be prosecuted for any payment associated with the Super League.