Barcelona approved to take part in the Champions League by UEFA
Barcelona approved to take part in the Champions League by UEFA.
UEFA has officially announced that Barcelona will be provisionally allowed to participate in the Champions League for the 2023/24 season.
The investigation into the Negreira case, involving allegations of payments to influence match officials, has been suspended due to the lack of evidence supporting the claims.
Barcelona has consistently maintained that the payments were made for scout reports on young players and referees. Despite the serious nature of the allegations, UEFA’s Appeals Body has given Barcelona the green light to compete in European competitions.
“The proceedings concerning the admission of FC Barcelona to the 2023/2024 UEFA club competitions are suspended and may be resumed, ex officio, or at the request of the Ethics and Disciplinary Inspectors (EDIs) in charge of the case.
“FC Barcelona is provisionally admitted to take part in the 2023/2024 UEFA club competitions. A future decision on admission/exclusion from the UEFA club competitions is reserved.”
According to UEFA’s statement, Barcelona must keep the Ethics and Disciplinary Inspectors (EDIs) informed about the ongoing investigations and provide all requested documents and information.
The EDIs are invited to continue their investigation and submit a report if they believe Barcelona’s admission/exclusion needs assessment.
With Barcelona now confirmed to participate in the Champions League, the club is set to receive a significant financial boost for the upcoming season.
After failing to progress past the group stages in the last two seasons, the club’s president Joan Laporta, manager Xavi, and the team are determined to achieve success in the competition, making it a top objective.
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