Some of the European successful clubs have proposed the seismic move to establish a midweek club competition, the European Super League. However, normal league competitions are still on course.
According to reports, the European Super League will also host women’s competitions after the inauguration.
The founding clubs of the European Super League
The English Premier League successful clubs, including Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester United, Tottenham and Manchester City, also joined the competitions.
Further, other European top clubs, including AC Milan, Atletico de Madrid, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Juventus, Inter Milan among others, are to join the breakaway competitions.
Some dignitaries reject the decision
Ironically, the UK Prime Minister Borris Johnson, together with football regulators like UEFA and Premier League, differed with the decision. The official announcement of the competition took place on April 18, 2021.
The Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) maintained that it would not recognize such competitions. FIFA cited that it may deny players who involve themselves in the competition the chance to showcase their skills. Also, it noted that the players would not represent their respective countries in World cup competitions.
Meanwhile, other critics from various sources linked the formation of the league with greed. They alleged that the motive for the league formation is to destroy domestic leagues and to breach the integrity of football.
Further, the UEFA strongly backed FIFA’s penalty. It stressed that it would suspend the players who take part in the competitions from club competition at the domestic level and in their country as well.
However, all eyes are now on the European Super League (ESL) following FIFA’s disapproval of the competitions. Consequently, all the parties involved are to spare their time to engage in a dialogue for the sports.
Part of the European Super League press release reads: “Going forward, the founding clubs look forward to holding discussions with UEFA and FIFA. This is to work together to deliver the best outcomes for the new league and football as a whole.”
The league founders write to UEFA and FIFA
Nevertheless, the Super League founders reportedly wrote a letter to the UEFA President, Aleksander Ceferin. Also, they had sent a letter to the FIFA president, Gianni Infantino. The aim was to prevent any sanction on them as a result of the formation of the league.