Premier League Big Six Amongst Clubs Do Agree European Super League

Paola Ditto
Aprile 18, 2021

As per the Times" report, Uefa held "urgent talks' regarding the new development with the European football governing body having felt they had warded off a potential breakaway league. The top four from each group would progress to two-legged quarter-finals, semi-finals and a one-legged decider.

In a joint statement with English, Spanish and Italian leagues and federations, UEFA said it will consider "all measures", including the courts and bans from domestic leagues, in opposition to plans for a breakaway competition.

"And this will come after European clubs' finances have been hard-hit by the coronavirus pandemic which is one of the reasons why so many of Europe's biggest clubs have decided that now is the right time to form a European super league after years of on/off discussions about such a project".

"If this were to happen, we wish to reiterate that we - UEFA, the English FA, RFEF, FIGC, the Premier League, La Liga, 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", read the statement.

UEFA said it had learnt that clubs from those countries "may be planning to announce their creation of a closed, so-called Super League".

The statement added: "The Premier League is proud to run a competitive and compelling football competition that has made it the most widely watched league in the world".

'The Premier League condemns any proposal that attacks the principles of open competition and sporting merit which are at the heart of the domestic and European football pyramid.

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UEFA and FA slam European Super League amid reports of breakaway by major clubs

Any clubs intending to push ahead as part of a European Superleague, warned that this would / could then see them barred from all domestic competitions, any other officially sanctioned European /World competition, plus players of any club taking part in a European Superleague finding themselves nearly certainly barred from playing for their countries in World Cups and European Championships.

Clubs like Newcastle will be dealt massive financial blows should a European Super League be created, and it will be interesting to see how things go.

"United and the rest of the Big Six that have signed up to it against the rest of the Premier League should be ashamed of themselves". Deduct points off them all.

The Football Supporters' Association said it is "totally opposed" to the plans, which it said were "motivated by nothing but cynical greed". I think it comes down to money, greed, obviously, we have heard nothing from Federation Internationale de Football Association yet. Let's hope this is stopped in its tracks because I think it's pure greed.

The other major European leagues also condemning the proposals, as well as UEFA.

However, it appears those clubs are among those to have broken ranks, to the fury of Uefa, whose president Aleksander Ceferin wanted to stave off a Super League threat.

Six English top-flight clubs are among the teams, but Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain have refused to join the movement.

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