There are talks about the new league coming up, this can make you change your views on football. European Super League is the idea of big clubs together form a league for most of their entertaining football. Fifteen of Europe’s biggest clubs are in talks to launch a European super league. They planned to start in time for the year 2023-24 season. With a $6billion fund backing the project. If everything goes successful it would threaten the existence of the champion’s league and every football club competition. UEFA is due to announce in the upcoming days about their new format.
Most of you are wondering what is the super league so let us clear all your doubts.
Teams included in it
It has been reported by THE TIME’s top teams of English premier league like Manchester United Liverpool Arsenal Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur are among the 12 teams included in it. The news has revealed that it will include only 20 TEAMS with 15 permanent teams which cannot get relegated. The nonpermanent teams will be rotated in the league based on their performances.
Out of 15 teams, 12 have been confirmed which are:- Atletico Madrid (ESP), Real Madrid (ESP), Barcelona (ESP), Tottenham Hotspur(ENG), Liverpool (ENG), Manchester United (ENG), Manchester City (ENG), Arsenal (ENG), Chelsea(ENG), Inter Milan (ITL), Juventus (ITL), Ac Milan(ITL)
The sources have mentioned that the finance will come from a bank in New York. JP Morgan will write this project with $6billion distributed among the teams s loans.
Remodelling of champions league
The new and remodeled champion’s league will include 36 teams and will be having 10 groups rather than 6 groups. Bigger clubs will also get a bigger share of prize money. This plan will come in power from 2024
Thoughts of European club association And Leagues
UEFA has made plans to reshape the Champions league format, with a new-look competition in the upcoming days. They have criticized the plans of the super league and has released a statement related to this
The Premier League
On Sunday, a statement from the Premier League condemned the breakaway plans
It read: “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.
Fans of any club in England and across Europe can currently dream that their team may climb to the top and play against the best. We believe that the concept of a European Super League would destroy this dream.
“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. Our success has enabled us to make an unrivalled financial contribution to the domestic football pyramid. “A European Super League will undermine the appeal of the whole game and have a deeply damaging impact on the immediate and future prospects of the Premier League and its member clubs, and all those in football who rely on our funding and solidarity to prosper. “We will work with fans, The FA, EFL, PFA, and LMA, as well as other stakeholders, at home and abroad, to defend the integrity and future prospects of English football in the best interests of the game.”
Words from the Big Guys
Sir Alex Ferguson
“Talk of a Super League is a move away from 70 years of European club football,” he told Reuters. “Both as a player for a provincial team Dunfermline in the 60s and as a manager at Aberdeen winning the European Cup Winners’ Cup, for a small provincial club in Scotland it was like climbing Mount Everest.
“Everton are spending £500 million to build a new stadium with the ambition to play in Champions League. Fans all over love the competition as it is. “In my time at United, we played in four Champions League finals and they were always the most special of nights.”
“I’m not against the modernisation of football competitions, with have the Premier League, we have the Champions League,” he said.
“But to bring forward proposals in the midst of COVID, in the midst of the economic crisis that exists for all clubs is an absolute scandal. “United and the rest of the big six clubs that have signed up to it against the rest of the Premier League should be ashamed of themselves.
“Are Arsenal in that? They have just drawn with Fulham, Manchester United are drawing with Burnley. I cannot concentrate on the game. To sign up to the Super League during a season is a joke, they should deduct points off all six of them.”
Former Liverpool midfielder Danny Murphy
The plans … sound soulless,” he told the BBC. “We’ve already seen strong opposition from leagues and federations who would be affected, and fans as well. Next, I think we will see a backlash from managers and players too.”
World soccer’s governing body FIFA has previously threatened to ban any players taking part in a breakaway from participating in World Cups and Murphy said the consequences for players could be severe.
“You’re also being told you can no longer play for your country if you are part of this,” he added. “Again, that’s what you dream of doing as a kid, so I just don’t see many footballers agreeing to that, which actually gives me hope that this whole idea will quickly fall apart.”
Former Manchester United captain Roy Keane
The Super League was all about “money and greed.” “Let’s hope it’s stopped in its tracks,” he told Sky Sports. “We talk about big clubs, Bayern Munich is one of the biggest clubs in the world. At least they’ve made a stance, which is a good start.”
Former Manchester City defender Micah Richards
Said the new competition had not taken into consideration the fans of clubs.
“What happens to the memories of what the fans have had over the years?” Richards said. “They’re just forgotten about for the sake of money, and that’s the way football has become now. I think it’s an absolute disgrace,”
The UK Govt
Even the United Kingdom government comments on the plans of the super league. “Football supporters are the heartbeat of our national sport and any major decisions made should have their backing. “With many fans, we are concerned that this plan could create a closed shop at the very top of our national game.”
The reports suggest that one of the reasons for the formation of the super league is because the 15 forming clubs have had huge losses. UEFA and FIFA have banned the teams and the players from any of their leagues. And also are requesting the league cups to end the league. The super league association is going in court against FIFA because they think that they don’t have the right to ban players from international cups.
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