Super League launches new proposal, eyes 80-team event
A future European Super League (ESL) might embrace as many as 80 groups, Bernd Reichart, the chief government of A22 Sports Management, an organization fashioned to sponsor and help within the creation of the breakaway soccer league, stated on Thursday.
In a press release outlining the preliminary outcomes of talks that the corporate had with what it stated was 50 European golf equipment and stakeholders of soccer, the corporate stated change was obligatory.
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“The vast majority of them share the assessment that the very foundation of European football is under threat, and it is time for change,” the assertion stated.
“Feedback suggests a European football league that is open, based solely on sporting merit, multidivisional with 60-80 clubs and a minimum of 14 guaranteed European matches per club.”
Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus have been amongst 12 golf equipment to announce a breakaway Super League in April 2021. But the transfer collapsed inside 48 hours after an outcry from followers, governments and gamers compelled Manchester United, Liverpool, Manchester City, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, AC Milan, Inter Milan and Atletico Madrid to tug out.
That left solely Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus as holdouts. The ESL took its case to a Spanish courtroom which subsequently sought steerage from the Luxembourg-based Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU).
“Our objective is to present a sustainable sporting project for European club competitions available to, at a minimum, all 27 EU Member States as soon as possible after receipt of the judgment,” Reichart stated.
“The issues are clear, and action must be taken for the benefit of fans, players, and clubs.”
A22 stated there have been 10 ideas that emerged from the discussions, together with enhancing competitiveness, monetary sustainability and fan expertise.
LaLiga responded to the A22 proposal by saying: “We are aware that A22, the Super League promotors, are pushing a story today presenting a manifest with ten ‘principles.’ Our response: Don’t let them fool you. They’ve been telling tales for many years, this is just the latest attempt by big clubs to hijack European football.”
Javier Tebas, president of LaLiga stated the plan would solely favour huge golf equipment.
“The Super League is the wolf, who today disguises himself as a granny to try to fool European football, but his nose and his teeth are very big,” Tebas said on Twitter on Thursday.
“Four divisions in Europe? Of course the first for them, as in the 2019 reform. Government of the clubs? Of course only the big ones.”
At concern within the ongoing courtroom case is whether or not European physique UEFA and world governing physique FIFA statutes permitting them to dam rival occasions and bar golf equipment and gamers from participating conform with EU competitors guidelines.
Information from ESPN’s Sam Marsden contributed to this report.