Football Super League created

The Super League has sent out a press release, and the clubs are massively confirming their participation. Florentino Perez-president of the new tournament, Joel Glazer ("MU") and Andrea Agnelli ("Juventus") – deputies. They want to start in August.

What happened?

12 clubs have announced the creation of the Super League. The top players do not want to share their income with poor teams and UEFA. 

UEFA has already responded that clubs entering the new tournament will be banned from all domestic and international competitions, and players will not be able to play for national teams.

Football Super League created

Who is the initiator?

Florentino Perez and Andrea Agnelli. The second acts not only as the president of Juventus, but also as the head of the Association of European Clubs (ECA), which represents the interests of 246 football clubs. The Real Madrid boss has become the president of the new tournament, with Joel Glazer (Man UTD) and Agnelli as his deputies.

The Real Madrid president was so convincing that even Josep Bartomeu, according to La Liga President Javier Tebas, was influenced: 

"I think Bartomeu was directed by Florentino Perez. The creation of this league has always been the dream of the president of Real Madrid. He's been working on it for a long time, so it's nothing new. Previously, Barcelona had its own opinion when working with La Liga, UEFA and FIFA. But in the last three years, it only repeats for Real Madrid.

Football Super League created Florentiono Peres

With whose money?

  • It is known that the general sponsor, the giant bank JP Morgan is ready to invest 4.6 billion pounds in the league. The bank itself expects to recover the funds through future revenue from the sale of broadcast rights.
  • The Super League is also supported by Key Capital Partners – a company that promotes startups and young projects. KCP will definitely not have enough money of its own (they have invested 100 million pounds since 2007), but the company can attract new sponsors. 
  • According to Corriere dello Sport, DAZN is willing to pay 3.5 billion euros for TV rights. However, Broadcaster himself has already denied this (Reuters). 
  • 5 founding clubs will receive 3.1 billion pounds (between 89 million and 310 million) for development. The money can be spent on stadiums, training facilities, or "to compensate for losses associated with empty stadiums due to Covid-19."

What will be the format?

According to the plan of the creators, there should be 20 clubs in the Super League: two groups of 10 teams. In the group, everyone plays with everyone in two rounds, that is, each participant is guaranteed to play 18 matches – in the new format of the LCH, only 10. It is planned to start in August. 

The matches will take place in the middle of the week (instead of the LCH), so the teams will be able to play in their own championships-if they are allowed by UEFA. 

The top three teams each advance from the group, while the fourth and fifth play two playoff matches. The quarterfinals and semifinals will be played in two matches, and the final will be played at the end of May – one match on a neutral field. 

As soon as they understand and get used to the format of the men's Super League, the organizers will launch the women's version on the same principle.

Who's on the case?

12 clubs: Man United, Liverpool, City, Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Atletico, Inter, AC Milan and Juventus.

The previous president also decided for Barcelona: Bartomeu told about his entry at a press conference dedicated to his departure:

"I can tell you some unusual news. Yesterday we accepted an offer to participate in the future European Super League, which would guarantee the future financial stability of the club. And we have adopted the future format of the Club World Cup."

Football Super League created

Someone refused?

Yes, it is well known that Borussia Dortmund, Bayern Munich and PSG did not support the idea. The Athletic and The New York Times write that the German teams did not want to abandon the built structures and the usual competitions.

But with PSG it is more difficult. First, Parisians believe that participation should not be limited to the richest clubs. Secondly, the president of PSG, Nasser Al-Khelaifi, is on the board of directors of UEFA, and also heads the beIN Media Group – the Qatari broadcaster paid UEFA millions of dollars for the right to broadcast Champions League games.

Football Super League created who refused

Why now?

Initially, the new format of the league was supposed to be presented at the end of March, but by the right date, UEFA did not agree with the Association of European Clubs. The day before the announcement, at a meeting of the UEFA Club Competitions committee, representatives of the ECA (the committee includes 17 clubs) reported that the association had not yet reached an internal agreement on all issues. The main complaint of the top clubs: they want more power and the opportunity to actively participate in the management of commercial and broadcasting rights.

The Athletic wrote that UEFA is ready to cede some control to the clubs, but wants to retain the right to veto key decisions and get a guarantee of income.

What about UEFA and the leagues?

UEFA, the Spanish, English, Italian federations and the leagues have already issued a joint statement – the revolutionaries are in trouble. 

"The above-mentioned authorities, as well as FIFA and all our member associations, will stand united in our efforts to stop this cynical project," the statement said. – We will consider all measures available to us at all levels, both judicial and sports, so that this does not happen.

The clubs concerned will be banned from playing in any other competitions at national, European or world level, and their players may be denied the opportunity to represent their national teams." 

Update: Sky Sport Italia reports that UEFA is going to disqualify from its competitions every club and every player who will participate in the Super League. Moreover, UEFA will file a claim for 50-60 billion euros for each of the clubs. Download 1xbet app for your device n get ready to bet on the new European tournament!

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