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Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano says UEFA will make a decision about the Champions League and Europa League semi-finals in the next few days after meeting with the legal team. Manchester City and Chelsea are in the semi-finals of the Champions League. Meanwhile, Manchester United and Arsenal will be battling for the Europa League final.
“They’ll decide whether to exclude City, Chelsea, Real, Man Utd, Arsenal. Ceferin wants to “ban them as soon as possible”. It’s NOT decided – depends by the legal team,” said Romano.
UEFA decision about UCL and UEL semi-finals will be made in the next days after meeting with legal team. 🚨
They’ll decide whether to exclude City, Chelsea, Real, Man Utd, Arsenal.
Ceferin wants to “ban them as soon as possible”. It’s NOT decided – depends by the legal team.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) April 19, 2021
On 18 April 12 European clubs from England (Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal, Tottenham), Spain (Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Barcelona) and Italy (Juventus, AC Milan, Inter Milan) have announced about forming the European Super League that could see the founding members taking part in the competition every year, despite their results.
UEFA has warned that the Super League club players will be banned from taking part in international competitions. This means that countries could have their squads affected by UEFA’s decision.