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FC Bayern in the Super League after all? Rummenigge takes a stand: "Will not solve the problems"

2021-04-20T05:14:16.979Z

Twelve top European clubs have decided to found a new Super League. Now FC Bayern is reacting in the person of Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.



Twelve top European clubs have decided to found a new Super League.

Now FC Bayern is reacting in the person of Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.

Update from April 19, 6.49 p.m.:

No Super League with FC Bayern!

Karl-Heinz Rummenigge underlined this position again in a new statement by the association after the plans were announced on Monday.

"I don't think the Super League will solve the financial problems of European clubs that arose from Corona," the Bayern boss said in a statement.

"FC Bayern did not participate in the planning of a Super League," said Rummenigge.

“We are convinced that the current statics in football guarantee a reliable basis.” At the same time, he welcomed the Champions League reform that UEFA decided on Monday, including the expansion of the game calendar, “because we believe that it will help the development of the European football are the right move.

The modified preliminary round will contribute to more tension and emotionality in the competition. "

Instead of the Super League, those involved should act in more solidarity, demanded Rummenigge.

"The cost structure, in particular the players' salaries and the fees for the consultants, have to be adjusted to the income in order to make the whole of European football more rational."

Super League planned - FC Bayern and BVB not included

First report from April 19:

Munich - Now it should actually come that far, European football is facing an acid test. Twelve top clubs have followed through on years of threat and decided to found a new Super League. The clubs from Spain, England and Italy say they want to remain part of their national leagues, the competition should be played during the week and would be in direct competition with the Champions League.

The clubs are nevertheless on a course of confrontation with FIFA * and UEFA *, which had previously threatened to ban the breakaway clubs and players for all competitions up to the World Cup. The clubs were not impressed by this. "We will help football at every level and bring it to its rightful place in the world," said Florentino Perez, President of Real Madrid and first chairman of the Super League.

The clubs are the English clubs Liverpool FC, Manchester United, Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal FC and Chelsea FC, the Spanish top teams Real Madrid, FC Barcelona and Atletico Madrid as well as Juventus Turin, AC Milan and Inter Milan from Italy . German teams like Bayern Munich * and Borussia Dortmund *, which had vehemently rejected a Super League, or the French Primus Paris St. Germain are initially not involved. However, "three more clubs would be invited", announced the exclusive group. In total there is space for 20 teams.

Because the new competition is to be played during the week, all teams want to remain part of their national leagues.

According to its members, the Super League should start "as early as possible".

Juventus Turin already let it be known that the time was not foreseeable at the moment.

New Super League: UEFA and FIFA sharply criticize plans

UEFA said the clubs would be "prohibited from participating in other competitions at national, European or global level and their players could be denied the opportunity to represent their national teams." The world governing body FIFA immediately expressed its "disapproval" of the move and called for "solidarity".

“Against this background, FIFA can only express its disapproval of a closed European league outside the football structures,” it said in a statement.

The founding clubs, on the other hand, stated that they “look forward to talks with UEFA and FIFA” in order to work together “as partners”.

The much-discussed reform of the Champions League should actually be implemented on Monday.

The announced steps apparently did not go far enough for the clubs.

Super League: criticism from Germany - fans with a gloomy forecast

Clear criticism of the spin-off plans came even before the official announcement from Germany in the person of DFL boss Seifert.

"The economic interests of a few top clubs in England, Italy and Spain must not result in the abolition of established structures in all of European football," said Seifert.

It would be "irresponsible to irreparably damage the national leagues as the basis of European professional football in this way."

There was also sharp criticism from the European fan network Football Supporters Europe (FSE).

"This closed competition will be the last nail in the coffin of European football and destroy everything that has made it so popular and successful," said a statement on Sunday.

“These plans are fundamentally illegitimate, irresponsible and anti-competitive.

More than that, they are driven solely out of greed. ”

(Ck / sid / dpa) * tz.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA

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Source: merkur

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