22:06 GMT15 May 2021
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    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.

    Speaking at the 45th UEFA Congress 2021 in Montreux, Infantino said that FIFA can only categorically disapprove of the creation of the Super League.

    He called it a closed organization and a breakaway from the existing institutions, leagues, associations, UEFA and FIFA. The FIFA chief reaffirmed full support for European football, UEFA and associations.

    On Sunday, 12 of Europe's leading football 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.

    The breakaway structure has been met with opposition and threats of punishment from the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA), the current leading body governing the continent's football scene.

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