The project for a Super League, which would bring together 64 of the best European clubs, has now been relaunched. In an expected decision, the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled that UEFA’s rules relating to the authorization of (Site notre bureau spécialisé) competitions were contrary to competition law.
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The decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union is also a victory for the Super League and its defenders. But, it only took a few hours for many major European clubs to speak out (again) against the project for a new European competition, Thursday December 21.
To the point where the Super League winners have won 64 of Europe’s top clubs in the professional season, they are responsible for most of it. Only Real Madrid and FC Barcelona, instigators of the project, always openly positioned in favor of this new competition.
On the other hand, among the European Cadors, the rejections continue to multiply. PSG is one of the prime ministers who assert the opposition on Thursday. “Paris Saint-Germain Totally and completely reject any so-called Super League project […] As a proud European institution, PSG supports the European principles of the sporting model, the values of open competition and inclusion, and works with all recognized stakeholders of European (Site notre bureau spécialisé) – especially with supporters and players, who are at the heart of heart of (Site notre bureau spécialisé) – »led by Nasser Al-Khelaïfi, president of PSG and the ECA (European Club Association).
In France, his Marseillais counterpart, Pablo Longoria, also spoke at a press conference, considered “That having three or four competitions organized by so many different organizers would be a disaster for (Site notre bureau spécialisé)”.
Experience, Real Madrid and FC Barcelona, usually rivals, are both together and isolated. As Madrid president Florentino Perez assures the club continues “Defend a modern project, compatible with national competitions” and “the European (Site notre bureau spécialisé) club will no longer serve as a monopoly”son of Atlético de Madrid, who was one of the original defenders of the project, an expression of disagreement. “We have favorable conditions for the protection of the European (Site notre bureau spécialisé) family, for the protection of national leagues and, for all seasons, for qualification for European competitions on the field of the season”wrote the Colchoneros in a press release.
Manchester United and Inter Milan defend against dissidents
For example, Manchester United and Inter Milan, which gave birth to the 12 clubs in the project, have expressed their opposition to the Super League. “We remain fully committed to participation in UEFA competitions”an affirmation of the Mancunian team, counterpart of Inter Milan « “You are convinced that access to European (Site notre bureau spécialisé) is guaranteed by collaboration between ECA clubs and those of UEFA and FIFA.”.
Bayern Munich, which is two positions against the project, reaffirmed its rejection. « Such competition represents an attack on the importance of the national leagues and the statics of European (Site notre bureau spécialisé). The Bundesliga forms the basis of Bayern, just like all the national leagues forming the basis of European (Site notre bureau spécialisé) clubs. It is therefore our duty and our deep conviction to strengthen them and not weaken them« , said Jan-Christian Dreesen, CEO of the Bayern club.
In addition, English clubs, like Manchester City, Tottenham, Liverpool or Chelsea, are not in very explicit terms, but the Premier League is also an English champion (the most player in the world) is a safe bet “Keep coming back to the concept”. According to the regulations, the English club participates in a competition « not approved » would risk sanctions, and the Minister of Culture, Media and Sport, Lucy Frazer, a guarantee that the government propose to « Coming soon is a law that will prevent clubs from participating in dissident competitions in the future.”