La Liga President Javier Tebas has given a big surprise over the expected sanctions against Barcelona following a recent corruption case.
Tebas stressed that Barcelona cannot face sports sanctions locally, but things will be different in Europe.
According to the Spanish newspaper Sport, Barcelona officials fear EU sanctions.
FC Barcelona fears UEFA Champions League expulsion over referee payments scandal – reports https://t.co/9fObSfprEj
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“According to UEFA law, Barcelona’s participation in European competition can be vetoed if the activity is aimed at influencing the outcome of the match at the national or international level,” she added.
The report indicated that Barcelona officials are concerned about the possibility of preventing the Catalan team from participating in the Champions League next season, exacerbating the financial crisis for Barca.
It is noteworthy that the Spanish prosecutor’s office decided to charge Barcelona in a corruption case and pay money to Jose Maria Negrera, the former deputy chairman of the refereeing committee.