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Is the Champions League in danger? UEFA officially investigates Barça for the 'Negreira case'

Published:23/03/2023 - 13:35h

Updated:23/03/2023 - 16:06h

UEFA has revealed on its official channels that it will carry out an investigation against Barça for the payments made to Enríquez Negreira for arbitration consultancies

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It is official. This Thursday the UEFA has announced through a communiqué his decision to investigate to the FC Barcelona by all the trascended with the 'case Negreira'. The organism chaired by Aleksander Ceferin understands that there is sufficient evidence to open an investigation by the payments effected to the exvicepresidente of the Technical Committee of Referees (CTA) José María Enríquez Negreira, what would comport to a possible "rape of the legal frame".

To beginnings of the month of March that the Real Spanish Federation of Football (RFEF), by means of his general secretary Andreu Camps, affirmed that the UEFA had requested them information on this situation to know at first hand what had occurred between the Barça and the excolegiado. Now they have stepped forward to have a thorough knowledge the heart of the subject and like this have clarity on if there was or no some act of corruption.

The communiqué of the UEFA

"In accordance with the article 31(4) of the Disciplinary Regulation of the UEFA, the Inspectors of Ethical and Discipline of the UEFA have been designated to carry out a disciplinary investigation in relation with a possible rape of the legal frame of the UEFA by part of the FC Barcelona in relation with the called 'case Negreira'", reviewed the organism.

To his time, also specified that "more information on this subject will be available to his owed time", by what will keep to the expectation what occur during the following weeks taking into account the stop of selections and the quarter-finals of the Champions League in the first days of April.

Possible sanctions for the Barça

Like this the things, the Barcelona will have to expect by the resolution of a process investigativo that will lengthen in the time. The possibility that they remain out of the following League of Champions is on the table, although it would be a drastic decision although the own Joan Laporta sustains the innocence of the club. The Barcelona mandator affirmed days backwards that the media are trying to prejudice the image of the institution and that "this campaign has like objective desestabilizar to the team and control to the Barça".

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