Football field – illustrative photo.
Berlin – The representatives of the football super league presented a new format of the elite independent competition. 60 to 80 clubs from all European countries should participate in it and play in several leagues. The company A22 Sports, which has the task of creating the competition, informed about it on the website.
In May 2021, twelve big clubs already tried to establish a closed super league, but after a huge wave of opposition from fans, players, coaches, as well as from FIFA and UEFA, the project was abandoned in just 48 hours.
The representatives of Manchester gave up on the super league United, Liverpool, Manchester City, Chelsea, Tottenham, Arsenal, AC Milan, Inter Milan and Atlético Madrid. Of the original founders, only Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus support it.
Now they have come up with a new form of super league, which, according to the head of A22 Sports, Bernd Reichart, they discussed with the representatives of more than fifty European clubs. “And most of them are convinced that the fundamentals of football are in danger and a change is needed,” he said. it has several levels and 60 to 80 clubs play it,” he added, adding that each team would play 14 matches.
Reichart also stressed that none of the clubs would be protected from relegation. The original project envisaged a competition for 20 clubs, of which 15, including the founding teams, would play in the top flight in all circumstances.
The new format was immediately criticized by the president of the Spanish league, Javier Tebas, who he says still favors the big clubs. “The Super League is a wolf dressed as a grandmother today to fool European football. But its nose and teeth are big,” he wrote on Twitter.
“They want four European leagues? Sure, but a first for them just like in the past. Will the league be managed by the clubs? Sure, but only the big ones,” added Tebas, who has been a big opponent of the Super League since the original attempt to establish it two years ago.