The world soccer governing body has warned that it will not recognize any such class.
FIFA announced, Thursday, that players who participate in any separatist “European Super League” will be banned from participating in competitions it organizes, including the World Cup.
The governing body of world football has warned that it will not recognize any such split.
As a result of recent media speculation about Create a closed Super League On the part of some European clubs, FIFA and the six confederations (AFC, CAF, CONCACAF, CONMEBOL, OFC and UEFA) wish to affirm and confirm once again that such a competition will not be recognized by FIFA or the relevant confederation, ”reads the statement.
The document signed by the president of the organization Gianni Infantino warns “any club or player who participates in a competition of this kind.” You will not be able to participate in any FIFA event.
The idea of an alternative league to the Champions League was raised many years ago, but speculation about it has intensified in the past two years, according to Reuters reports. Citing a series of leaked documents, German magazine Der Spiegel reported in 2018 that Real Madrid was planning to create a ‘Super League’. With the biggest clubs From the continent.
Despite the fact that several teams denied their participation, Madrid president Florentino Perez defended the need for significant changes to be made in European competitions.
The Federation’s Board of Directors stressed that “in accordance with the articles of association of FIFA and the confederations, all competitions must be organized or recognized by the corresponding body at their respective levels, by FIFA at the global level and by the confederations at the continental level.” football.