A statement came from the European House of Football, emphasizing that the UEFA leaders rejected a new proposal on the formation of the Super League after the meeting in Neom.
UEFA leaders as well as representatives of the strongest football leagues in the world met on the premises of the European House of Football, in Neom, while on the other side of the table were representatives of the company “A22 Sports”, which imitates the proposed Super League.
Aleksander Ceferin and his colleagues once again rejected the idea of establishing a new competition, and then released a statement.
“In line with the unity of European football, UEFA and the participating football actors have once again unanimously rejected the rationale of projects such as the ESL (Super League) during today’s discussion. The participants were surprised to learn of the claims of the general manager of A22 Sports that this company does not represent any club in any capacity, including the three clubs that continue to openly support the project,” the announcement reads.
Let’s remind you that Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus were among the 12 clubs that announced the formation of the Super League in April, but after the reaction of fans and the public throughout Europe, that plan soon collapsed.
English clubs – Manchester City, Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham, Italian – Inter, Milan, and Atletico Madrid withdrew from the idea, but Real, Barcelona and Juventus remained persistent…
While the original idea for the Superliga suggested that it would be a closed league of rich clubs, the new idea emphasizes that there will be functionality and relegation. Not enough to satisfy UEFA.