Juventus could be kicked out of the Italian Serie A if they fail to withdraw from the failed European Super League according to the president of the Italian football federation, Gabriele Gravina.
Juventus are one of the two clubs that are yet to withdraw from the failed breakaway league alongside, FC Barcelona and Real Madrid.
Recall that Juventus were one of the twelve clubs that formed the failed European Super League. After much pressure across the world, nine of the 12 clubs, Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, AC Milan, Inter Milan, Tottenham Hotspur, and Atletico Madrid withdrew from the plan.
Days after the nine clubs withdrew from the proposed league, Juventus president, Andrea Agnelli said the league has failed but didn’t announce the withdrawal of Juventus from it.
Earlier this month, UEFA announced the punishment for the nine clubs that have withdrawn from the proposed league which include fines and a declaration that they would pay 100 million euros each if they attempt to join any unauthorized league in the future.
But UEFA did not extend the punishment to the other three clubs that failed to withdraw from the failed breakaway league. The European football governing body said the three clubs would undergo a disciplinary process before their punishment would be determined.
On Monday, May 10, Italian federation president Gabriele said the FA might not register Juventus ahead of the 2021-2022 season if the club fail to withdraw from the breakaway league.
“If Juventus does not respect the rules they will be out”, the FA president said. “At the time of registration for the next Serie A championship, the club will be excluded if they decide not to withdraw from the Super League.
“We are all a bit tired of this tug-of-war between Uefa and these three clubs. I hope this dispute can be resolved as soon as possible. I hope to be able to mediate between Juventus and Uefa.
“The rules foresee the non-participation in our championship if the principles established by the federation and Uefa are not accepted.
“It’s not good for international football, Italian football, Juventus. We have already said that the football association respects the rules.”
Juventus might land in Europa League this season
Juventus might not qualify for next season’s UEFA Champions League as they are currently sitting on the 5th spot on the league table with 69 points in 35 games, a point behind 4th placed Napoli.
On Sunday, May 10, the club had the opportunity of making it into the top four but they suffered a 0-3 defeat at the hands of AC Milan which took Milan to the 3rd spot with 72 points in 35 games.
Final whistle at Allianz Stadium.#JuveMilan #FinoAllaFine #ForzaJuve pic.twitter.com/IR2rvrCdeP— JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) May 9, 2021
This means that the fate of Juventus is no longer in their hands. They can only make the top four if second-placed Atalanta, 3rd placed Milan, and 4th placed Napoli drop points in their remaining 3 league games.