The footballing world is in outrage with the announcement of a new mid-week European Super League.
Yesterday it was announced that six Premier League teams along with another six European teams would be go ahead with the proposed plans of a European Super League (ESL). So far it is the “Big Six” sides in the Premier League along with AC, Inter, Juve, Real, Barca and Atletico.
In total there would be 20 clubs competing in the proposed ESL with three more set to join to the 12 already agreed. The remaining five would be clubs that qualify via various different ways. The competition would be then be ran as two leagues, then going into a knockout phase similar to that of the Champions League.
It comes as UEFA is set to announce new plans to revamp the Champions League. Apparently, these new plans weren’t what the clubs wanted and so have formed a breakaway league.
This hasn’t gone down well at all, with UEFA saying clubs could be banned from their domestic leagues, as well as players banned from international football, should they play in the ESL.
It remains to be seen whether this will actually happen or if it just used as a threat to scare UEFA into doing what they want. The clubs in the ESL will all receive a lot more money than in the Champions League and the feeling is, this is all down to the greed of the owners.
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European Super League Specials
Man Utd, Man City, Arsenal, Tottenham, Chelsea & Liverpool not to play a European Super League match before 2025 – 5/6
Now even though these sides have said they will join the new league, whether they go through with it is a different question. The supposed sanctions on these clubs leaving could be huge, such as not playing in their national leagues and players being banned from international tournaments. It could quite easily not go ahead and the European Super League will be a thing of the past before it’s even started!
Man Utd & Man City each not to play a Champions League match in 2021/22 season – 13/5
Both of these sides look set to finish in the top four now, which would qualify them for next seasons Champions League. If they still decide to go ahead with the new breakaway league, UEFA has said, they will be banned from European competitions. This would mean there would be no Champions League football, or Europa League, next season for both these sides.
Leicester to win 2021/22 English Premier League – 12/1
Without the “Big Six” in the Premier League, it’d just be the best of the rest. Leicester currently are that team and if the six sides in question were to be banned from the Premier League next season, then Leicester could very much go and win the title once again.