UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has threatened Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Juventus with elimination from the Champions League.

Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Juventus might be kicked out of the Champions League, according to UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin, as the three European giants continue to pursue a Super League.

Following last year’s aborted launch of the European Super League, the two LaLiga clubs and a Serie A team declined to formally withdraw from the idea.

Ceferin insists that UEFA will act now that a Madrid court has given the governing body permission to penalise the three clubs who still want to start a breakaway competition.

‘First, the decision can always be appealed,’ Ceferin said of the case in an interview with French magazine L’Equipe. We can take action once the process is completed…

‘Any club might be sanctioned…

Some people are skeptical. They are incorrect. Everyone follows the same set of rules.

‘And what if I remarked on what individuals said on a daily basis? They also claim that UEFA makes billions while the clubs get 93.5 percent of the money. How can you explain this to someone who isn’t paying attention?

‘Believe it or not, but all clubs, whether they are from Slovenia, my home country, or famous names in European football, are treated the same.’

‘Of course,’ Ceferin answered when asked if UEFA could exclude Real, Barcelona, and Juventus from UEFA competition. However, the UEFA Disciplinary Committee’s decision is final and independent.’

In the same interview, Ceferin conceded that UEFA’s original plan to offer two additional Champions League spots to teams with higher co-efficients from 2024 onwards was a mistake.

It follows a reassessment that will grant two additional seats to countries that fared best in Europe collectively.

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