Leading European clubs announce Super League


A group of leading European clubs have announced the founding of The Super League, a new midweek competition that will revolutionize the game.

After a day of rumors, the new competition was finally presented late on Sunday night with the Premier League big sex (Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham) among the founding members.

They will be joined by the Serie A trio Inter, Milan and Juventus, as well as Atletico Madrid, Barcelona and Real Madrid.

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– Rob Harris (@RobHarris) April 18, 2021

“In the future, the founding clubs look forward to holding discussions with UEFA and FIFA to work together in partnership to deliver the best results for the new league and for football as a whole,” reads a statement from several journalists including Rob Harris.

“The formation of the Super League comes at a time when the global pandemic has accelerated the instability of the existing European football economic model. Furthermore, the founding clubs have for a number of years aimed to improve the quality and intensity of existing European competitions each season and to create a format for top clubs and players to compete regularly. “

Another three founding clubs have not yet been confirmed for 20-legally where five places will be awarded through qualifying each year. Games will be played in the middle of the week, with clubs hoping to continue playing in their domestic divisions as usual.

Florentino Perez is one of the brains behind the Soccrates Images / Getty Images plans

The 20 teams will be divided into two groups of ten, who play at home and away with the top three who qualify for the quarterfinals. The teams in the fourth and fifth then compete in the playoffs for the two remaining places.

All clubs involved will benefit financially by each receiving a $ 3.5 billion share simply to participate.

“The new annual tournament will provide significantly greater financial growth and support for European football through a long-term commitment of unlimited solidarity payments that will grow in line with league revenues,” the statement continued.

Following the statement #SuperLeague, this is the UEFA position: “Every club and player participating in the Super League can be banned from all UEFA and FIFA competitions, European or international level”. ? #UEFA

– Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) April 18, 2021

“These solidarity payments will be significantly higher than those generated by the current European competition and are expected to exceed € 10 billion during the clubs’ first commitment period.

“In addition, the competition will be built on a sound financial footing with all founding clubs signing up for a spending framework. In exchange for their commitment, founding clubs will receive € 3.5 billion just to support their infrastructure investment plans and to compensate for the effects of the COVID pandemic. “

The plans have been criticized over football and according to Fabrizio Romano, UEFA plans to strike back by banning players who participate in the competition from all its and FIFA’s competitions at national and international level.

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