After his 3-0 defeat at home to Milan on Sunday, which complicates their chances of qualifying for the next Champions League, Juventus He returned to occupy the main pages of the local media after the president of the Italian Football Federation, Gabriel Gravina, you will be making some harsh remarks on Monday.
The 67-year-old leader participated in a meeting with Campania leaders from the National Amateur League and was there where the press asked him about a position old lady With regard to the Premier League, from them Andrea Agnelli (Senior Team Manager) is the Vice President.
“If Juventus do not withdraw from the Premier League, they will be outside the Italian League. Nine more teams have returned, and three more are fighting back. Among them, as you know, is Juventus, “he declared, referring to the 12 founding clubs.
“There is a very clear rule of the International Olympic Committee and in our statutes. If the club doesn’t accept it, then I’m sorry, but he will get out, ”Gravina explained, adding,“ I hope this pulse ends soon. ”
The rule the commander focused on was the one that was established in mid-April, and that ensured this Clubs that participate in competitions not recognized by UEFA and FIFA will be punished with disqualification Of their heroics.
To join the league, The club agrees not to participate in competitions organized by private societies It was not recognized by FIFA, UEFA and FIGC. This participation will lead to a decline in affiliation, ”the new rules detail.
Weeks ago, the Italian Football Federation’s top technical director admitted in an interview with him Radio Lee Sport too: “We will be punished through mathematical justice Only in the case of initiatives that violate the rules. In any case, this competition will not see the light. ”
the others Nine clubs Those to whom he initially referred, although they realized their “mistake” and reconciled with UEFA, will be subject to various fines.
The governing body of European football recently mentioned, Entities must donate € 15 million For “children, youth and football popular in communities across Europe, including the United Kingdom” And they will lose 5% of the income UEFA for the season. In addition, if they can participate in another private project, they will have to pay a fine of 100 million euros, and if they do not continue to comply with UEFA after 2024, they will pay 50 million euros.
Those nine teams Admitting and accepting that the Premier League project was a mistake They apologize to the fans, the national federations, the national leagues, the European clubs and UEFA. They also realized that the project would not have been authorized by UEFA laws and regulations, “they explained in the statement.