European Super League Announced

European Super League Announced

For the past few years, there has been an idea going around about a league called the European Super League to take place. After a year of talks, the European Super League is about to become a reality. On Sunday, the European Super League was announced. The executive board will include Florentino Perez, John Henry, Stan Kroenke, and Joel Glazer.

This comes out a day before UEFA was expected to announce changes to the Champions League. The changes are expected to be adding more teams to the Champions League.

Real Madrid, Barcelona, Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Tottenham, Arsenal, Juventus, A.C. Milan, and Atletico Madrid have all agreed to be a part of the European Super League. Although Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain have decided not to take part in the European Super League.

In the European Super League, 5 teams will be rotated in and out of the competition every season, based on how they do during the season. Although six teams from the Premier League, three teams from the La Liga, three from the Serie A, two from the Bundesliga, and one from the Ligure 1 will have permanent spots in the European Super League.

20 Teams will be put into two groups of 10 and will play to advance to the next round with the top three in each group automatically qualifying for the next round. The teams finishing in fourth and fifth will compete to to determine who will advance to the next round. After the first round, it will be a two leg knockout format until the finals. The European Super League is hoping to start in August with the finals happening in the end of May.

FIFA has announced that any player that plays in the European Super League will be banned from competing for their National Teams. UEFA and the Premier League, have talked about how they are not behind this idea of the European Super League and will do what it takes to stop the Super League from happening. The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Boris Johnson has stated that he is not behind on the idea of a European Super League.

Teams that compete in the European Super League will be banned from competing in the Champions League and the Europa League. UEFA has announced that they are planning a 60 Billion Euro lawsuit against the European Super League’s founding clubs.

Photo Credit: The Athletic

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