28 Jul 2010

Nadal slams UEFA over Real Mallorca exclusion

11:43 am on 28 July 2010

The world tennis number one Rafael Nadal has hit out at football governing body UEFA for excluding his home club Real Mallorca from European competition this season.

Mallorca finished fifth in the league last campaign and qualified for the Europa League but UEFA ruled last week that the club, which is in administration, hadn't fulfilled the admission criteria.

Nadal, who is a Real Mallorca shareholder says, if the club has been excluded for financial reasons, there shouldn't be a European competition because every club's in the same situation.

The La Liga champions Barcelona have just revealed a loss of almost 140 million dollars last season, and their gross debt is nearly 900-million dollars.