Updated 01/21/2021 5:27 PM
The British newspaper
revealed in an 18-page draft the data on what the
European Super League
Among them are who will be the participating clubs, the format of the competition and the division of money, a sum that would distance these clubs from the rest of the teams on the continent since for entering the competition, each founding club
will receive 350 million euros
The idea of the European Super League was created by the leaders of several powerful clubs.
The intention, by 2022, was to create a separate Champions League tournament that had more matches and that there would be a more equitable distribution of money.
Six English institutions would be among the 15 founding and permanent members, while the teams that are becoming more involved in the competition would be
Real Madrid, Manchester United, AC Milan and Liverpool
, which would ensure a fixed place.
Florentino Pérez, president of Real Madrid, spoke in favor of the new tournament. SPORTS MADRID SPAIN EUROPE
"The plan, based on the interest of the global television market, would be for six from England, presumably the Big Six (Liverpool, Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham), plus three from Spain, three from Italy, two from Germany and one from France ", they assured in
On the economic side, he states: "The 15 founding clubs share an 'infrastructure grant'
that can be spent on stadiums, training facilities
or to replace lost stadium-related revenue due to Covid-19."
Although the benefits for the founders do not end as it explains: "
The income from television and sponsorship would favor the founding clubs
: 32.5% of the jackpot would be distributed equally among the 15 clubs and another 32.5% among all the 20 Super League clubs, including the five qualifiers (which would not be founding clubs or have permanent seats). 20 percent of the pot would be distributed in the same way as the Premier League's merit-based system based on venue clubs finishing in the competition or group if they don't make it to the knockout stage. The remaining 15 percent would be commercial participation. "
About the competition system, he states: "Two groups of ten clubs that play at home and away, and the first four of each group will go to the quarter-finals of two games, the semi-finals of two games and the final one to one game. it would be midweek and clubs would continue to play in national leagues.
Clubs would have the right to show four games per season on their own on digital platforms around the world
FIFA, against the European Super League REUTERS / Leonhard Foeger / File Photo
It even has a kind of financial fair-play which indicates that there is
"a limit of 55 percent of the income that is allowed to be spent on salaries and transfers (net).
The" Financial Sustainability Group "would monitor the spending of the clubs" .
The meeting between Florentino Perez, president of Real Madrid, and Andrea Agnelli, president of Juventus and the European Club Association (ECA) were the triggers for the harsh statement that FIFA issued regarding the creation of the Super League and the consequences for who participates.
🚨 Statement from FIFA and the six confederations
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- FIFA.com in Spanish (@fifacom_es) January 21, 2021
"In view of the recent media speculation about the creation of a closed European 'Super League' by some European clubs, FIFA and the six confederations (AFC, CAF, CONCACAF, CONMEBOL, OFC and UEFA) wish to reiterate once again and strongly emphasize that such a competition
would not be recognized by either FIFA or the relevant confederation
club or player involved in such a competition, as a consequence, would
not be allowed to participate in any competition organized by FIFA
or its corresponding confederation ", they communicated from the entity.
Although the president of Merengue was enthusiastic about the project: "You have to innovate, find ways to keep football attractive. Real Madrid was at the founding of FIFA, the European Cup ...
The reform football should not wait
. We must change. The greats of Europe have millions of fans and we must not turn our backs on them. "
FIFA declared war on the most powerful clubs and warned that it will not recognize the European Super League as "official"
He scored a goal from a goal kick in the rise of English football and is already a world record for Guinness