Serie A: Big warning to Juventus, “can be excluded if still involved in Super League”- Italy’s Juventus will be excluded from the next Serie A championship season should the Italian football club decide to stay in the proposed European Super League, the head of the national football federation (FIGC) said on Monday.
“If Juventus does not respect the rules they will be out. At the time of registration for the next Serie A championship the club will be excluded if they decide not to withdraw from the Super League,” Gabriele Gravinawas quoted as saying by Italian news agency Ansa.
A breakaway Super League set up by 12 clubs was announced last month but fell apart after 48 hours. Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus are the three clubs still involved in the project.
Juventus’ chances of Champions League qualification received a hammer blow with a 3-0 home defeat to AC Milan on Sunday, leaving the club facing the very real possibility of not receiving the much-needed Champions League windfall.
“If at the time of signing up for the new Serie A season they haven’t withdrawn from the Super League, Juventus would be excluded,” Gravina explained.
“There is a very clear and precise rule and it is reflected in the statutes of the federation.”
The Italian FA’s regulations state that teams are not allowed to join competitions organised by associations other than FIFA and UEFA and still compete in Serie A at the same time.
Quite clearly, the Super League doesn’t fall under either the umbrella of FIFA or UEFA, so technically Juventus would be denied membership of the Italian pyramid unless they leave the Super League.