The name European Super League has been trending on social media currently. This is after several ‘giant clubs’ are said to join the new league that everyone is yet to know. Twelve among the best football teams in the world have announced joining it.
Premier League’s Best Six: Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Tottenham and Arsenal.
Other top best teams are Barcelona, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Juventus, Inter Milan and AC Milan also confirmed their acceptance, thereby the 12 teams being termed “Founding members”.
This new and major announcement has sparked a heated conversation and debates. With some seasoned and well renown footballers terming it as embarrassing and a disgrace to the football culture and history. If the Super League succeeds, analysts see it as a way that will replace champions league.
Europeans Super League Proposed Format
-Teams will be placed into two groups of 10.
-Teams will play each other home and away in their groups followed by a knockout stage.
-All games will be played in the midweek and the competition will run from August until May.
-12 founding clubs, with three more anticipated.
-The 15 founding clubs will govern the tournament and five other teams will have to qualify each season.
American investment bank, JP Morgan is to finance the league according to their statement, “The Founding Clubs will receive an amount of €3.5 billion solely to support their infrastructure investment plans and to offset the impact of the COVID pandemic.”
Premier League said that Super League would destroy need for open competition. UEFA and various league regulators too were not in support of the league, issuing warnings that teams would face ban from participating in domestic competitions.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson on his tweet: “Plans for a European Super League would be very damaging for football and we support football authorities in taking action. They would strike at the heart of the domestic game, and will concern fans across the country.
“The clubs involved must answer to their fans and the wider footballing community before taking any further steps.”
Mesut Ozil’s tweet read: “Kids grow up dreaming to win the World Cup and the Champions League – not any Super League. The enjoyment of big games is that they only happen once or twice a year, not every week. Really hard to understand for all football fans out there…..”
“Football fans don’t want to watch Liverpool play Real Madrid four times a year” Chairman of the Spirit of Shankly Joe Blott says. Several teams that have joined might be starring looming bans from football governing bodies. We are about to see more unravelling as club supporters like Liverpool FC are planning protests.
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