Twelve top European clubs have announced the creation of a football Super League. This was reported on April 19 by France 24 TV channel.
The Super League included British Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, Tottenham, Chelsea and Arsenal, Spanish Barcelona, Atlético and Real, as well as Italian Milan, Inter and Juventus.
The head of the Super League was the president of Real Madrid Florentino Perez, the vice-president of the tournament was the president of Juventus Andrea Agnelli. Super League matches will be held in the middle of the week, writes Sport-Express.
Earlier it was reported that the Super League will consist of two groups. The teams will play 18-23 matches per season. Upon joining the Super League, the club will receive 350 million euros.
Earlier, on April 18, the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA), the Italian Football Federation (FIGC), the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) and the Football Association of England (FA) issued a statement on the creation of the Super League.
“We will be united in our efforts to prevent this cynical project, which is based on the personal interests of several clubs,” – said in a statement on the UEFA website.
They also noted that they are using all available – judicial and sports – methods to prevent the formation of the Super League.
“Football is based on open competitions and sporting merit, and it cannot be otherwise,” the statement says.
As stated in the statement, clubs that will join the Super League will be banned from playing in other competitions at the European, national or global level. In addition, the players of these teams will not be able to defend the colors of their national teams.