The 12 founding clubs of the Superliga announced on Sunday night the official creation of the new competition, which collides head-on with UEFA’s interests.
Precisely, the highest body of European football issued a statement on Sunday afternoon, hours before the official announcement, in which it showed its total rejection of the ‘supercompetition’ driven by Real Madrid and Manchester United mainly.
“We will remain united in our efforts to stop this cynical project, a project that is grounded in the self-interest of a few clubs at a time when society needs solidarity more than ever“, they pointed out in the released statement.
That did not prevent the Super League clubs from launching the competition at midnight, which has led to UEFA meets urgently this Monday to study their strategy and possible penalties for the 12 teams that have joined the new format.
Among the points of the day, is the immediate future of the Champions League and the Europa League, yet to conclude its present edition, and with three out of four Super League teams in the case of the first, and two in the case of the second. , what, Ultimately, they could be felled.
Another sanction that is in the air is the prohibition to play international competitions of national teams to the players who are part of the Super League clubs, which in the year of Eurocopa is a delicate matter.
As for participation in national leagues, it remains to be seen how the two competitions coexist, in the style of what happens in basketball with the ACB League and the Euroleague. For the moment, the League has described as “secessionist and elitist” to the new competition, against which he has spoken openly.