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UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin led a virtual meeting of UEFA’s top decision-making members on Friday when the prospect of punishing the club officials who misled them was discussed.
As we had reported earlier, one of the things discussed was the Champions League semi final clash between Chelsea and Real Madrid, but the game will still go on.
However, UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has revealed that UEFA is waiting for legal advice from their legal team before handing out punishments to the teams involved.
“We still are waiting for legal expertise and then we will say, but everybody faces consequences for their decisions and they know that,” Ceferin said.
“For me, it’s a very different situation between the clubs that admitted their mistake and said, ‘We will leave the project.’ The others mainly know I would say that this project is dead, but they don’t want to believe it, probably.”
Ceferin also revealed that UEFA will connect with the football federations of the concerned leagues to discuss the way forward.
“We agreed today at the executive committee to connect with the football federations, the national associations and leagues that are concerned,” Ceferin said.
“We will do that next week and we’ll see. It would be good that we can see what specific leagues can do, and what the federations can do, and what UEFA can do.”