The creation of a Super League caused a real earthquake in the world of football. Coming to compete with the Champions League, this European competition already brings together the 12 biggest clubs from the old continent. However, UEFA does not hear it that way and intends to take the necessary measures to put an end to this project.
Twelve European clubs have decided to organize themselves to create a semi-closed Super League. Real Madrid, Barça, Atlético de Madrid, Inter, AC Milan, Juventus, Manchester City, Manchester United, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham have agreed to launch a new competition, as they let it be known this Sunday evening. Three clubs will be invited to join them, with the idea of starting ” as soon as possible “.
However, this project, although ambitious, could be very expensive for those who will participate, as revealed by UEFA, which intends to impose heavy penalties on the clubs.
Indeed, UEFA and the English, Spanish and Italian football authorities have opposed the plans of 12 clubs participating in the separatist European Super League, saying the clubs would be banned from all other domestic and continental competitions.
European football’s governing body has said it has learned that some English, Spanish and Italian clubs may announce a separatist competition.
“The clubs concerned will be banned from participating in any other competition at national, European or world level, and their players may be refused the opportunity to represent their national teams”, UEFA said in a statement.
“If this were to happen, we would like to remind you that we – UEFA, the English FA, the RFEF, the 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 based on the personal interest of a few clubs at a time when society needs solidarity more than ever ”, explains the body which claims to examine the measures available to it, at all levels, both judicial and sports.
As previously announced by FIFA and the six confederations, the clubs concerned will be prohibited from participating in any other competition at national, European or world level, and their players may be refused the opportunity to represent their national teams.
UEFA, the English Football Association, the Premier League, the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF), LaLiga, the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) and Lega Serie A have today released a statement.
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– UEFA (@UEFA) April 18, 2021
For its part, FIFA does not seem to share UEFA’s opinion and considers that it “Can only disapprove of a closed and dissident European League”.
“FIFA wants to clarify that it is firmly positioned in favor of solidarity in football and a fair redistribution model”, wrote in a press release the instance based in Zurich, inviting all parties to “A calm, constructive and balanced dialogue” on the subject.