Milan, Arsenal, Atletico Madrid, Chelsea, Barcelona, Inter, Juventus, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Real Madrid and Tottenham have announced that they have established the European Super League.
In a joint statement from England’s Arsenal, Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur, Milan, Inter and Juventus from Italy, Atletico Madrid, Barcelona and Real Madrid from Spain, the decisions regarding the establishment of the European Super League was announced.
3 MORE TEAMS WILL PARTICIPATE
In the statement, it was stated that 3 more teams are expected to participate in the European Super League, which is planned to start as soon as possible. Founding clubs, the new league and as a whole football It was noted that the establishment of the European Super League coincided with a time when the coronavirus epidemic accelerated the instability in the European football economy. In the statement, it was stated that the founding clubs have been aiming for several years to improve the quality and intensity of competitions in Europe and to create a format that will allow them to compete regularly with the best clubs and their players. It was also stated that a total of 3.5 billion euros will be paid to the founding clubs.
20 CLUBS WILL FIGHT
In the statement, which also includes information on the details of the tournament, it was noted that 5 teams will change each season in the league where 20 clubs will compete with 15 founding clubs.
It was reported that in the tournament that will start in August, the teams will take place in two groups of 10, and those who finish the groups in the top 3 will directly advance to the quarter-finals, and the teams that finish the league in the 4th and 5th places will play a play-off match to reach the quarter-finals. It was stated that the quarter-finals will be played according to the double match method, and the final match will be held in May.
“WE WILL HELP FOOTBALL AT EVERY LEVEL”
Florentino Perez, President of Real Madrid and the first president of the European Super League, whose evaluations were given in the statement, said, “We will help football at every level and take it where it deserves. Football has more than 4 billion fans in the world and the only global sport in the world. As big clubs, our responsibility is theirs. to respond to their requests. ” used the expressions.
MUNICH, DORTMUND AND PSG NOT PARTICIPATED
While the league was scheduled to start in August 2021, Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund and Paris Saint-Germain refused to join the league.
FIRST EXPLANATION FROM FIFA: WE DO NOT CONFIRM
UEFA, England Football Association, English Premier League, Spanish Football Association, La Liga, Italian Football Association and Serie A administrations opposed the Super League project by publishing a joint statement. A statement was made from FIFA regarding the issue. “The governing bodies of football must check that this structure remains egalitarian. In accordance with these conditions, we would like to declare that we, as FIFA, do not approve of the inclusion of this ‘closed European escape league’ in the international football framework,” the statement said. It was said.