Chelsea, Manchester City and Real Madrid will be kicked out of this season’s Champions League by Friday, according to the chairman of the Danish FA.
The trio are among the 12 clubs to have confirmed their plans to form a breakaway European Super League, a seismic move that has been met with widespread condemnation across the football world.
UEFA have promised heavy sanctions for those involved. On Monday afternoon, UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin confirmed that players who participate in the European Super League will be banned from representing their national team at major tournaments.
Further repercussions look to be on their way with DBU chairman Jesper Møller, who also sits in UEFA’s executive committee, expecting the sides involved in the Super League to be expelled from this season’s Champions League.
Chelsea, City and Real Madrid have all reached the semi-final stages with Paris Saint-Germain, who are not part of the 12, the only other side involved.
‘[Real Madrid, Manchester City and Chelsea] are going out, and I expect that to happen on Friday,’ Møller told DR.
‘And then you have to see how to finish the Champions League.’
He added: ‘There must be one extraordinary executive committee meeting on Friday. I have an expectation that the 12 clubs will be thrown out.’
Møller’s comments would also suggest Manchester United and Arsenal face being thrown out of the Europa League.
The Premier League sides are also in the semi-final stage and are set to face Roma and Villarreal respectively.