European football was recently rocked after 12 of Europe's leading football clubs announced they would be taking part in the newly-proposed European Super League, which would serve as a rival to the UEFA Champions League. The move has received severe backlash from fans.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - On Sunday, 12 of Europe's leading soccer clubs — AC Milan, Arsenal, Atletico Madrid, Chelsea, Barcelona, Inter Milan, Juventus, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Real Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur — officially announced the establishment of the ESL, a new European club football league.
If an agreement is reached between the Super League and UEFA, Laghrari reportedly claimed the new tournament may kick off in September.
Barcelona is one of three La Liga clubs that have agreed to join much decried the European Super League football association. What would this mean for its starring players over promised sanctions from UEFA?
A proposal by a bunch of Europe’s top football clubs to have their own breakaway league has been slammed by fans, UEFA, and even politicians across the globe. But the UK could become the first country to take legal action against the plan that would see Britain’s top six clubs joining the controversial completion among 20 teams.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The head of Spain's national top club tournament, LaLiga, Javier Tebas Medrano, on Tuesday derided the idea of the European Super League and criticised the president of Real Madrid, Florentino Perez, one of the proponents of the new tournament.
Insisting that football is “nothing without the fans”, Beckham argued that the sport should be “for everyone”.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The International Football Federation (FIFA) categorically opposes the creation of the breakaway Super League of European football clubs, President Gianni Infantino said on Tuesday.
Earlier, head coach of the Liverpool football club Juergen Klopp spoke out against the creation of the Super League and the club’s intention to participate in the tournament.
On Sunday, 12 of Europe's leading soccer clubs — AC Milan, Arsenal, Atletico Madrid, Chelsea, Barcelona, Inter Milan, Juventus, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Real Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur — officially announced the establishment of the Super League, a new European club football tournament.
LONDON (Sputnik) - UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday that his government would do everything possible to prevent the creation of a European football Super League in the form proposed by the authors of this initiative.
In what sports pundits have described as an all-out war in football, UEFA’s President Aleksander Ceferin warned that clubs joining the European Super League would be banned from all of the organisation’s competitions, while FIFA said that players could potentially be barred from playing in the World Cup.
As for other decisions, the Association voted to suspend clubs involved in the Super League from UEFA competitions. This comes as twelve of Europe’s leading football clubs have agreed to establish a separate league to rival UEFA’s Champions League.
The European football championships was first held in 1960, when the Soviet Union beat Yugoslavia 2-1 in the final. Germany - including West Germany - have won it a record three times.
Tottenham Hotspur FC announced Jose Mourinho and his coaching team were "relieved" from their duties on Monday, days ahead of the League Cup final.
Tottenham Hotspur have sacked manager Jose Mourinho only six days before the EFL Cup Final against Manchester City. Mourinho was only in charge of Spurs for 17 months and the lustre appears to have fallen from his reputation.
The Portuguese manager took the helm at the Spurs in November of 2019, but led the club to sixth place in the Premier League and failed to win any trophies that season. This year, the Spurs had a good start, but later stumbled, failing to win games against their rivals in the so-called Big Six.
The world governing football organisation FIFA said that it would not recognise the competition and warned that players involved in it may end up being barred from playing in the World Cup. This potentially means that football fans won't see superstars like Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Mohamed Salah playing for their national teams.
Fans were shocked as twelve of Europe's top soccer clubs announced a decision to form a new competition, shaking the current league system to the core.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - FIFA and the European Club Association (ECA) have both expressed disapproval following the Sunday announcement by twelve top European clubs to create a new breakaway Super League.