Update 11:00am Central -
UEFA has issued a strong statement in opposition of the news of a proposed European Super League by stating that “If this were to happen, we wish to reiterate that we – UEFA, the English FA, RFEF, FIGC, the Premier League, LaLiga, 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.” They continued by promising the banning of any clubs who participate in this league, saying “As previously announced by FIFA and the six Federations, the clubs concerned will be banned from playing in any other competition at domestic, European or world level, and their players could be denied the opportunity to represent their national teams.”
UEFA, the English Football Association, the Premier League, the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF), LaLiga, the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) and Lega Serie A have today released a statement.— UEFA (@UEFA) April 18, 2021
Read it in full here:
It’s about as strong of a response as one can get from the official European regulatory body of soccer.
We will continue to keep you updated on this as more news comes in.
In a breaking report out of France, the Editor in Chief of RMC Sport in France reports that 12 teams are set to create a brand new European Super League today.
L’UEFA devait annoncer demain la grande réforme de la Champions League. C’est un séisme dans le monde du foot. Les 12 clubs s’expriment avant la réunion de demain. C’est la crise à l’UEFA. Pour l’instant le PSG et le Bayern Munich veulent rester proches des positions de l’UEFA.— Mohamed Bouhafsi (@mohamedbouhafsi) April 18, 2021
Urgent : In the next few hours, 12 very big European clubs ( the 3 Spanish, the 3 Italian and the English clubs) should officialize the creation of a European Superleague. In its first version there are no French and German clubs. War with UEFA.
UEFA was to announce tomorrow the great reform of the Champions League. It is an earthquake in the soccer world. The 12 clubs express themselves before the meeting of tomorrow. It is the crisis at UEFA. For the moment PSG and Bayern Munich want to stay close to UEFA’s positions.
He follows up with announcing that last years finalists, FC Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain are not involved in this first iteration of the league. This comes at a time when UEFA was set to announce a restructure to Champions League to expand to 36 teams as an attempt to stave off such Super Leagues.
ESPN has also picked up on news of the Super League, with further details including 15 permanent members and 5 rotational members, among other intracries.
This is surely earth shattering news for European Football. We will keep you informed with further details as they become available.