“The current situation in European football requires a change. A new competition is needed because the system does not work, our proposal is fully compliant with the law. But in view of the current circumstances we will be able to resume the project.” Will evaluate the appropriate steps. ” “This is stated in the summary by Superlega in the draft of an official note circulated during the night and read by ANSA.
“The Super League project is not currently considered to be of interest by Inter.” ANSA learned this from neroazzurre sources at the end of an emergency meeting of the 12 founding clubs of the project.
Wrong start for Superlega. Announcing its birth more than 48 hours after the press release, it is already losing its pieces. Manchester City Announced a formal exit from Superlega, while A. Chelsea Preparing to do so. This was confirmed by the BBC this evening, citing sources from two English companies. The project thus loses two of the 12 pieces, heavily influenced by protests spread by fans, the press and many professionals in the United Kingdom, a protest strongly supported by Premier Boris Johnson’s government. And according to rumors, two other English clubs – Arsenal e Manchester United – He decided to take a step back, leaving the Superlega. Ed Woodward, the joint vice-president named as the vice-president of the future Super League, has announced that he will leave the English club in late 2021. At the beginning of the six premier clubs that were included in the new constitution, at the moment Liverpool e Tottenham They have not yet reversed. And even Barcelona is not sure about being part of it: joining the Catalan club is conditioned by the approval of the members, who will be called upon to express themselves in this regard.
a Emergency meeting between 12 founding clubs The Super League is underway, following strong signs of a comeback by Chelsea and Manchester City. ANSA learns this from company sources. According to rumors, the reverse given for Chelsea and City could soon be added to other English clubs. On the Spanish front, however, Atlético Madrid is set to move forward with the project on Real’s line. Barcelona, on the other hand, will wait for the shareholders’ meeting for a final decision.
Chelsea and Manchester City’s decision to leave the Superlega project in the bud is “, if confirmed, absolutely true and I congratulate them for it”. The British premiere has written it tonight Boris johnson Via Twitter, without insisting that other Splinter clubs, especially the remaining 4 English clubs (Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham) withdraw. “I hope – Prime Minister Tory concludes – that other clubs in the European Super League will follow in its footsteps”.
“I am delighted to have Manchester City back in the European football family.” The president of UEFA says Alexander Seferin, Who welcomed the English club’s decision to withdraw from the Superlega project. “He has shown great intelligence in listening to many voices – especially his fans – who have made significant gains that the current system is for all of European football. From the Champions League final to the first training session of a young player. Players. Grassroots Club, “Sefferin continued in a statement.
The day had developed between the executive of Uifa, with Saffron Who attempted to reach out by inviting the “presidents of some clubs, mainly English”, to “change their minds” and Florentino Perez Which indicated a “save football” in the Superlega, while FIFA’s opposition to the president was repeated, Gianni Infantino, Which announced that “clubs will bear the consequences”. Overcoming, so to speak, the shock of the press releases on the second night, the ball (and not only) forms a wall. Meanwhile, a court in Madrid – which had already been told years ago by lawyer Pierfilippo Capello on what had happened to Euroleague years ago and legal disputes – has issued a precautionary measure that would allow FIFA, UEFA and the Spanish Liga and the national Football prevents associations. Taking action against clubs that declare membership of the Super League. A request presented last Friday by European superleague company SL.
“I am doing not to save real, but to save football. The game is at a critical moment, what we are doing is only for the ball. If we make a profit, everyone benefits, even those at the bottom. ” Florentino Perez, Real Madrid’s n.1 and the newly born Superlega, thus defending the project that has included 12 clubs. “Football should evolve and this format will guarantee us more funding – Perez said in a lengthy interview with Charingito TV – the Champions League has now lost appeal”. Then attacks UEFA: “Seferin cannot offend as he did to Agnelli, he is unproven”. “Young people have lost interest, football must evolve: there will be more money for everyone, the ball should adapt to the times – points out that Real’s # 1 – viewership is shrinking. And with the epidemic, we Everybody is ruined. We get it. ” We have to change something to make this game more attractive for all ”. As for UEFA’s threats of immediate exclusion of the club from the Champions League, Perez is certain: “Super League players are not worried, there will be no restriction on playing for national teams. Neither Real nor City will be excluded . Champions League. “.
“I want to be very clear: FIFA is an organization built on the values, the true values of the game. As FIFA, we can only strongly condemn the creation of the Super League., Something which is closed, which is escaping from the current football institutions. There is no doubt that FIFA rejects the project. FIFA President Gianni said so Infantino, Speaking during the Ufa Congress in Montreux, Switzerland. If some ‘chosen’ choose to go their own way, They have to pay the results of their choice. They are responsible for their choice. In concrete terms, it means, you are out or you are out? You cannot stay half. Think about it, everyone needs to think about it, “added Infantino.” There is a lot to throw away for one’s short-term financial game. People have to think really carefully, they have to take responsibility. “
Ufa, we will protect football from a selfish clan – “The 55 members and partner associations of the UEFA Congress condemn the announcement of the so-called Super League. We will protect football from a selfish clan that does not care about the game. We are European football, they do not.” “Thus, the declaration reads, at the end of the works in Montreux, Switzerland, unanimously voted on by the Ufe Congress. According to the Ufa Congress, the Super League project” unified against the concept of “must be European: open, support and The game is based on values. The conspiratorial clubs have clearly failed to see that their status today was not achieved in isolation., But rather was part of a dynamic European system in which large, medium and small clubs have all had successes and losses. Have contributed to it. “Ufe Congress concludes,” It is a matter of European values and sports worthiness for them to have the right to set aside and claim the heritage they have built. “
Guardiola’s disapproval “no longer a game” – “The Superlega is not Sport”: This is how Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola disapproved of the Superlega project, criticizing the closed invitation system that characterized the new controversial competition. “When there is no connection between commitment and result, it is no longer a game – said the Catalan coach on the eve of the match against Aston Villa – but we are only talking about a statement. There are others like that , Those who need it. Explain, “Whose obligation and duty is as soon as possible and to explain to the whole world what the situation is and the reason for their decision. Ajax has won four or five European Cups and they have not? “It has to be explained to all of us.”
Premier League meeting, excluding splinters – “The Premier League, together with the FA, met today with the clubs to discuss the immediate effect of the Super League proposal. 14 clubs attended the meeting and unanimously rejected plans for the new competition.” According to the Premier League note, at the end of an emergency meeting that took place today, without the six clubs involved in the Super League, they have “rigorously rejected” the “creation of a new competition” and are evaluating “every possible action” . Plan by being. In a statement released at the end of the meeting, the Premier also confirmed that he was working with Ufa, the English Football Association and all other components of football to find a shared solution. The final thoughts of the English clubs went to the fans, “whose reaction shows how important the pyramid system of English football is to the community”. Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has called all the Premier League team captains together to discuss what the status is on the Super League project. After public criticism, expressed yesterday by coach Jurgen Klopp and vice-captain James Milner, today it was Henderson who promoted a meeting between other Premier League captains. With the purpose, perhaps, the creation of a united front, and possibly a shared response
France says “money system does not become king” – The French Undersecretary for European Affairs, Clement Beyoun, has launched an appeal for a front opposing the Superlega project, which he has told from France’s information – “the money system becomes king”. “It’s the drift of a system – Buenne said – of passing money to football in front of the game”, a system of “sovereign wealth that excludes merit, solidarity”. “We don’t have to ask for such closed, money-based competition. Full stop,” Beeune said. “A European competition of this nature – she continued – is against nature. I hope UEFA will take the most serious measures.
“We are confident that this new 20-team competition will capture the imaginations of billions of football fans around the world and usher in an exciting new chapter in the game of football.” Lad Del Milan Ivan Gazidis Thus written, in a letter to the Rossoneri commercial partners about the new superlega. “Superlega will provide value and support to the entire football pyramid with greater financial resources”, writes the CEO who reaffirms the desire to stay in Serie A which will be “the most important weekend competition in Italy and Milan will stay there Proud” “.