UEFA President,Aleksander Čeferin has threatened to banish all clubs involved in the European Super League from playing in the Uefa Champions League and also threatened to ban all players involved from representing their countries in the World Cup and the Euros.

This is in response to the decision by some twelve major clubs to form a league format that will replace the Uefa Champions League as the most competitive and profitable in European football. The Clubs involved are Manchester United and the other five top clubs in England, Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atheletico Madrid from Spain, and Juventus, Inter Milan and AC Milan from Italy.

The idea to form an European Super League has been widely opposed by football fans and some well celebrated Ex footballers around the globe. Ander Herrera and Mesut Ozil are some notable players who are currently playing and have publicly opposed to the European Super League.

Ceferin in a scathing attack on the founding clubs called on football fans to reject theie greed and insisted the Uefa Champions League will continue with or without them

“I cannot stress more strongly how everyone is united against these disgraceful, self-serving proposals, fuelled by greed above all else,” the UEFA president said while unveiling the new Champions League format that is set to come into effect in 2024.

“We are all united against this nonsense of a project. Cynical plan, completely against what football should be. We cannot and will not allow that to change.

“Players who will play in the teams that might play in the closed league will be banned from the World Cup and Euros. We urge everyone to stand tall with us as we do everything in our power to ensure this never ends up in fruition.”

Asked if the Champions League will continue without the 12 clubs reportedly founding the Super League, Ceferin responded: “Yes, of course. In Europe, there are many good clubs and devoted fans. You heard the changes already today of the UEFA changes from 2024. We will do it with or without them.”


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