A Spanish court has ruled that Uefa and Fifa cannot block the launch of a new European Super League.
A dozen leading European clubs have committed to forming a breakaway competition that they hope will rival the Champions League.
Both the world and European governing body have voiced their intention to take action against both clubs and players involved in any competition with potential suspensions or expulsions mooted.
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But a ruling in Madrid on Tuesday states that neither Fifa or Uefa or any associated football body can take “any measure that prohibits, restricts, limits or conditions in any way” the launch of the league.
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