Liverpool, Man United and more sign up for European Super League
Five of the Premier League’s big six have signed up for the proposed European Super League, according to reports.
There are five Premier League teams that have agreed to proposed plans for the introduction of the European Super League.
According to The Times, Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester United, Arsenal and Tottenham have all signed up. The only English team yet to sign up is Manchester City.
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These five are included in eleven teams overall that have already signed up. This news comes after UEFA announced plans on Monday to reform the Champions League to make it a 36-team competition. UEFA’s new plans were scheduled to come into force in 2024.
The proposals for this new league would see the 15 founder clubs being allowed to share £3.1billion to spend on stadiums, training grounds, etc. This would be between £310m and £89m per club.
The format would see two groups of ten play home and away games. The top four of each group would then advance to play a two-legged quarter-final and semi-final before the last two teams would play a one-off final.
In January, FIFA released a joint statement with UEFA and co that warned players that they could be banned from upcoming World Cups if they take part in the Super League:
The statement read: “In light of recent media speculation about the creation of a closed European ‘Super League’ by some European clubs, FIFA and the six confederations once again would like to reiterate and strongly emphasise that such a competition would not be recognised by either FIFA or the respective confederation.
“Any club or player involved in such a competition would as a consequence not be allowed to participate in any competition organised by FIFA or their respective confederation.
“The universal principles of sporting merit, solidarity, promotion and relegation, and subsidiarity are the foundation of the football pyramid that ensures football’s global success and are, as such, enshrined in the FIFA and confederation statutes.
“Football has a long and successful history thanks to these principles. Participation in global and continental competitions should always be won on the pitch.”