April 12, 2024

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English clubs banned in the Super League!

English clubs banned in the Super League!

It appears that Superleague will not be compatible with Premier League clubs.

Superleague, FC Barcelona and Real Madrid celebrated a European Court of Justice ruling on Thursday morning that gave them the freedom to set up a new European competition without the threat of sanctions from UEFA or FIFA. However, it appears that the Superleague will not be compatible with Premier League clubs.

The six English clubs that initially tried to sign up (Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur) faced immediate backlash, as well as pressure from the government to apply, and withdrew from the competition.

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A spokesman for the British government told the Independent that after the court's ruling, Premier League clubs will be stripped of the competition, whether they want to participate or not.

“The attempt to create a separate competition was a watershed moment for English football and was universally condemned by fans, clubs and the government.

“We took decisive action at the time by instigating a fan-led review of football governance, which called for the creation of a new independent regulatory body for English football.

“We will soon introduce legislation that will make this scheme a reality and prevent clubs from entering these types of breakaway competitions in the future.

That won't stop the rest of Europe from entering the competition, but competition without the Premier League's big stars would be significantly weaker and question the level of financial incentives.

Shortly after the decision, the Superleague organizers presented a plan for the A22 new competition, which would feature 64 teams across three leagues before a knockout round to decide the winners. The system is no different from the Champions League, Europa League and Conference League, but qualification is not determined solely by league position each season. The league stage will have more matches and fewer knockout matches.

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