Europe’s 12 tops football clubs have announced breakaway. The teams have formed ‘Super League’. They have also agreed that Florentino Perez will be the chairman for the European Super League.
Six most powerful clubs in England and more clubs from Spain and Italy have formed their own tournament, Super League separate from Champions League. Among them include Chelsea, AC Milan, Arsenal, Atletico, Barcelona, Juventus, Liverpool, Manchester United, Real Madrid, Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester city and internazionale. They have all published an article on their websites in this regard.
Chairman, Florentino Perez is said to have masterminded the idea. UEFA published an official statement on their website threatening to ban all clubs that have signed by for the European Super League. Part of the statement read
As previously announced by FIFA and the six confederations, the clubs concerned will be banned from playing in any other competition at domestic, European football or world level, and their players could be denied the opportunity to represent their national teams.
UEFA also noted that it is ever ready to take the case to court or sick to dialogue with Super League should the need be. Newly appointed Chairman Perez revealed that even if UEFA ban these teams and its players, they could form their own world cup tournament
If the players participating in the European Super League are banned from playing the 2022 world cup in Qatar, we will create our own world cup tournament. It is not a big deal he noted
All founding clubs have pledged to improve the quality and intensity of existing European football. ‘For years founding clubs have aimed to improve the quality and intensity of existing European competitions and in particular, to create a tournament in which the best clubs and players can compete against each other more frequently’ statement from all official portals of these clubs revealed.
Super League organizers revealed all teams who participate in the league will receive one time payment of $4.18 billion for joining.
UEFA however called it ‘a cynical project’ for selfish and individual gains and will do everything in its power to halt it.