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UEFA has moved to ensure that they ‘protect’ the game and do all they can to ‘save football’ from the threatening European Super League.
Premier League Big Six Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham have all signed up along with Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, Juventus, AC Milan and Inter Milan as the 12 clubs that have confirmed to be part of the European Super League.
UEFA have been furious with the proposed European Super League and UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has confirmed that players who participate in the European Super League will be banned from representing their national team at major tournaments.
“The players who will play in teams that might play in the closed league will be banned from playing in World Cup and Euros,” Ceferin said during a Zoom media conference.
“They could not represent national team in any matches.”
Ceferin then revealed that the European Super League is a slap in the face of the football world.
“I cannot stress more strongly at the moment that UEFA and the football world stand together alongside this disgraceful, self-serving project from a select few clubs in Europe fuelled by greed above all else,” he said.
“This idea is a spit in the face of all football lovers and our society as well. We must not let them take it [football] away from us.
“Not only the football world, but society and governments are united. It’s part of our culture. We are all united against this nonsense of a project.
“We have the English FA, Spanish Federation, Italian Federation, the Premier League. La Liga, Serie A and FIFA, unanimous in opposition to these cynical plans which are completely against what football should be.
“The greatest sport is based on open competition, integrity and sporting merit and we will never allow that to change.”