Super League case binding ruling due to be handed down Dec. 21

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European Court of Justice

A binding ruling in the Super League case will be handed down on Dec. 21.

The Grand Chamber of the European Court of Justice will rule on Dec. 21  whether or not European football ruling body UEFA, and  FIFA acted lawfully in blocking the creation of the Super League in April 2021, and in seeking to sanction the clubs involved.

The ruling is a binding interpretation of European Union law, and once handed down the case will then be referred back to the Madrid commercial court that will apply it to the facts of the Super League case.

Bernd Reichart, the chief executive of A22 which is promoting the concept of a new European league, said: “Club football is on the eve of major change. We hope the European Court of Justice will end the monopoly of UEFA and enforce the fundamental freedoms of the European Union in the world of football.

“Fans, clubs, players and the sport of football would be the winners in a market that is open for a competition of ideas and in which clubs could govern and organize a European football competition without fear of threats.”