European Leagues oppose potential Super League

Tim Wigmore     1 hour Sunday November 4th 2018   
 


	
		
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According to documents published as part of the Football Leaks allegations, a group of European clubs have discussed the idea of establishing a closed competition without relegation or promotion which would replace the Champions League.

The Premier League clubs have urged the most caution against the formation of a European Super League, according to the Daily Telegraph.

The current proposal, as reported by Der Spiegel, would entail the 17 clubs in Europe with the biggest TV presence, including AC Milan, Juventus, Bayern Munich et al, breaking off from their domestic leagues to permanently compete in a European Super League.

Infantino said his plan - potentially featuring at least 12 European clubs in a 24-team line-up, and worth a promised $US3 billion ($A4.1 billion) every four years - was a good alternative to a private closed league.

The organization, made up of 35 European leagues, expressed its disagreement with this idea in a press release, and noted its opposition to any competitions created "on the franchise model".


"Domestic football is at the heart of the game throughout Europe for all football stakeholders: players, clubs, leagues, national associations and, more importantly, fans", the statement continued.

'Proposals for a closed Super League will have serious and lasting implications for the long-term sustainability of professional football in Europe.

Borussia Dortmund, the Bundesliga leaders, also rejected Spiegel's claim that they would be among a group of "invited teams", alongside clubs like Atletico Madrid, Marseille, Inter Milan and Roma, who would join but could be relegated into a second tier.

The move would be strongly opposed by the United Kingdom government, according to the Telegraph, and Uefa president Aleksander Ceferin also promised on Monday to "fight against" the idea. "It's no question for me that I will fight and do all I can against such a league for as long as I am here".

It said it "fully supported" European football body Uefa in the organisation of the Champions League and Europa League and "shares with Uefa the common principle of protecting and enhancing competitive balance in European football".

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