The clubs in the Serie A will be removed from the competition if they still participate in the Super League. The Italian Football Association adopted a rule on Monday that makes that possible.
The decision comes a week after Juventus, Internazionale and AC Milan tried to set up a Super League with nine other clubs from Europe to replace the Champions League. Under heavy pressure from associations, supporters and sponsors, nine clubs withdrew from the project. Of the Italian clubs, only Juventus wants to continue the Super League.
“But anyone who still considers taking part in a competition that has not been approved by UEFA, FIFA and FIGC will lose their membership,” Gabriele Gravina, president of the Italian Football Association FIGC, told the Italian news agency. ANSA. The rule will also apply to friendly tournaments.
“Anyone who interprets the Super League as a simple act of weakness on the part of some clubs in economic difficulties is wrong,” warns Gravina. “That’s why this new rule will be included in our license terms.”
Italy is the only country that has imposed a Super League ban on the clubs for the time being. In England, according to the English newspaper The Times have also been working on a similar measure to prevent Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur from entering the Super League. This measure has not yet been worked out.