Aleksander Ceferin, president of the UEFA


UEFA would have already taken the first step to exclude Barça from the next Champions League

Published:16/03/2023 - 16:09h

Updated:16/03/2023 - 16:09h

Barca's future in the short term could be further complicated than expected by its relationship with former referee Enrique Negreira, who advised the club for several seasons.

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The current relation of the FC Barcelona with the UEFA is not the best. The culés, as well as several important clubs inside the European club, have had brush recent with the maximum body futbolístico of the continent and now the 'case Negreira' presents him like a window to the organism to attack to the Camp Nou. The project of the Superliga has to the president Aleksander Ceferin on the defensive, and this moment presents ideal to be able to go now to the attack.

In fact, all the controversy that involves the investigation to the Barça by the consultancys of the ex arbitrate between 2001 and 2018, allow that the maximum European organism apply the only sportive punishment to the that the Barça can confront: the exclusion of the Champions League by a season. The possibility already is on the table of the UEFA, such as it explained the pleaded specialist in sportive right, Cristian Zarroca.

It is a possibility, but no 100% applicable

Besides, the also specialist in the subject, Jacinto Vicente, has aimed in 'RAC1' that the UEFA already "is treating this question by a reason reputacional". The exclusion of the Catalan team for continental competitions could do effective of face to the next season, always in the frame of the article 4.2 of the regulation, all this while the FIFA remains attentive to the advance of all the investigation.

Although Vicente considers that any decision would not communicate before June although, also sustains that the Barça can resort to the sportive instances, beginning by the TAS. The entity could ask a cautelar alleging that still there is not any sentence in the analysis that carries out the Fiscalía and that this week already was admitted by the Court 1 of Barcelona.

Ideal stage for the UEFA

All this situation allows besides that Ceferin can make also a counterattack for the Superliga. The project in which Barça and Real Madrid still lead, accompanied of the Juventus, could see affected if the culés need to negotiate with the organism any possible sanction that execute from Switzerland this next summer.

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