The tea towel burns between UEFA and the top European clubs.
This is the information that is on everyone’s lips: this Sunday, some superpowers of continental football are preparing to announce the creation of a Super League.
Faced with swelling rumors and speculations on the subject, UEFA has stepped up to reject this “cynical” format. The instance also raised the threat of legal action.
The statement issued on Sunday afternoon is categorical: “UEFA, the English Football Federation and the Premier League, the Spanish Football Federation, La Liga, the Italian Football Federation and Serie A have learned that some English clubs, Spaniards and Italians plan to announce their creation of a closed Super League. “
“If this is true, we would like to remind you that we – UEFA, the English FA, the RFEF, the FIGC, the Premier League, La Liga, 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 certain clubs at a time when our society needs solidarity more than ever. “
“We will study all possible remedies, both judicial and sporting, to prevent this project from materializing. Football is based on open competition and sporting merit. It can not be otherwise. “
The remainder of the press release indicates that players entered in the Super League may not be eligible for the World Cup, Euro and all other international competitions governed by FIFA: “As previously announced by FIFA and the six Federations, the affected clubs will be prohibited from participating in any other competition at national, European or world level, and their players may be denied the opportunity to represent their national teams. “
In conclusion, UEFA underlines: “We thank the clubs from other countries, in particular the French and German clubs, who refused to register. We call on all football fans, supporters and politicians to join us in fighting against such a project should it be announced. This lingering self-interest of a few has gone on for too long. Enough is enough. “
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