The president of the FIGC, Gabriele Gravina, asked the three clubs that are still clinging to the project – Juventus, Real Madrid and FC Barcelona – to finish “soon” with this “tug of war”

Cristiano Ronaldo, during the match against Milan this Sunday.AFP

El president of the Federacin Italiana de Ftbol (FIGC), Gabriele Gravina, has ensured that if Juventus continued to support the European Super League at the time of registering for the next Serie A championship “it would be excluded” from the Italian league. “Juve will be excluded if it does not withdraw from the Super League,” the transalpine federation’s top president said bluntly this Monday in Naples, according to statements collected by the Italian sports newspaper. The Gazzetta dello Sport.

In addition, Gravina asked the three clubs to still cling to the project –Juventus, Real Madrid and FC Barcelona– that they finish “soon” with this “tug of war”. “As you know, nine clubs were rectified. Three others, including Juventus, are resisting a lot,” he stressed.

“But there is a very clear and precise rule of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and that will be reflected in the statutes of the Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI) and the federations. If the club does not accept the principle, I am sorry, it will be discarded. But I hope this tug of war stops soon“, he concluded.

Announcement and resignation

On April 19, 12 European clubs -AC Milan, Arsenal, Atltico de Madrid, Chelsea, FC Barcelona, ​​Inter de Milan, Juventus, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Real Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur- announced the founding of the European Super League, made up of a total of 20 teams .

However, After the threats from FIFA and UEFA and the rejection of leagues, federations and fans in Spain, England and Italy, the project fell apart. First, the six British clubs were erased, causing a chain reaction in which Inter Milan, Milan and Atltico Madrid also announced their withdrawal.

On the contrary, Real Madrid, FC Barcelona and Juventus resist despite everything. Last week, UEFA announced that the nine ‘repentant’ clubs will donate € 15 million to benefit children, youth and grassroots football in local communities across Europe “as a gesture of goodwill”, while the ‘rebels’ will they expose themselves to fines of 100 million euros if they go ahead.

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