Arsenal, Chelsea, and Tottenham Hotspur players risk being suspended from international football.
This is in relation to the proposed breakaway European Super League competition which the London trio are all founding members of.
However, in an attempt to prevent this from happening, UEFA president Alexander Ceferin has warned that any player taking part in the competition will forfeit the chance to play at future World Cups and European Championships.
“The players that will play in the Super League will be banned from playing in the World Cup and Euros,” Ceferin has said. “They will not be allowed play for their national teams.”
This warning comes after UEFA condemned all attempts to move towards a Super League.
A statement released on Sunday reads:
“UEFA, the English Football Association and the Premier League, the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) and LaLiga, and the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) and Lega Serie A have learned that a few English, Spanish and Italian clubs may be planning to announce their creation of a closed, so-called Super League.
“If this were to happen, we wish to reiterate that we – UEFA, the English FA, RFEF, FIGC, the Premier League, LaLiga, Lega Serie A, but also FIFA and all our member associations – will remain united in our efforts to stop this cynical project, a project that is founded on the self-interest of a few clubs at a time when society needs solidarity more than ever.
“We will consider all measures available to us, at all levels, both judicial and sporting in order to prevent this happening. Football is based on open competitions and sporting merit; it cannot be any other way.
“As previously announced by FIFA and the six Confederations, the clubs concerned will be banned from playing in any other competition at domestic, European or world level, and their players could be denied the opportunity to represent their national teams.”