FC Barcelona’s deprivation of Champions League qualification is becoming visible.
Barcelona is suspected of providing a total of 7.3 million euros (approximately 10.5 billion won) to DASNIL95, a company owned by former vice-president of the Spanish Referees Commission, José Maria Enriquez Negreira, from 2001 to 2018 to buy referees. It’s called ‘Negreira Gate’. Many media outlets, including Spain’s Marca, covered it extensively.
For this reason, former presidents of Barcelona, Joseph Maria Bartomeu and Sandro Rossell, have been charged with corruption, sports fraud, violation of unfair trade laws and the creation of false documents.
Barcelona vehemently denies the allegations, but evidence continues to emerge. President Negreira used funds received from Barcelona to provide various and lavish gifts to referees. Items have already been released.바카라사이트
This case is still under investigation. Crucially, the possibility that Barcelona will not be able to go to the European competition next season has been raised. Barcelona currently leads the Spanish Primera Liga with 12 points ahead of Real Madrid. Even if you win, you have to return the right to participate.
European Football Federation (UEFA) President Alexander Ceferin expressed his position. Responding to an interview with Slovenia’s Ekipa on the 5th, he said, “I’m cautious about directly mentioning it for two reasons.”
President Ceferin said, “First of all, there is an independent disciplinary committee in charge. Another thing is that I haven’t dealt with this closely myself.”
“But I can say something. I felt it myself, but the situation is very serious. There are already problems within La Liga. Of course, nothing has been decided yet.”
Chairman Ceferin’s words have bones. It definitely means there is a problem.
There is a precedent. Malaga in the 2012/2013 season, Galatasaray in the 2016/2017 season, and AC Milan in 2019/2020 were unable to compete in the European competition due to disciplinary withdrawal.
In the case of Barcelona, if the illegality is confirmed, it can be deprived of points, relegated to the second division, excluded from UEFA-sponsored competitions including the Champions League, and even permanently expelled in the worst case, Catalan court president Joan Maria Sioll already told La Sexta.