The European Court of Justice will deliver its final verdict on the validity of the European Super League on 21 December.

The ruling in December will be a binding interpretation of European Union law, and once handed down, the case will then be referred back to the Madrid commercial court that will apply it to the facts of the Super League case.

Plans for the ESL caused a fallout across the football world when they were announced in April 2021, with Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Tottenham and Arsenal – quickly withdrawing their support after a backlash from fans, football governing bodies and even government.

However, the plans have not been scrapped completely, with Real Madrid and Barcelona still pursuing the idea.

In July, Juventus, the third member remaining after 12 of the initial 15 clubs backed out within 72 hours of its launch, signalled their intention to quit the project.

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