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26.04.2021
BY STORTER BEL
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On 19 April 2021, 12 teams decided to join the European Super League. 

Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham from England, Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid and Barcelona from Spain. And last but not least, AC Milan, Inter Milan and Juventus from Italy. 

It was said that the European Super League was planned to fix the economy of football that has been affected by the pandemic. 

The structure of the European Super League by having 20 top clubs comprising 15 founders and five annual qualifiers. There will be two groups of 10 clubs each, playing home and away fixtures within the group each year.

What does it mean for the Champion League? 

Fans and some football players did not agree if the Super League was held to destroy other smaller clubs in Europe.  It was reported that each team that joined the European Super League would get around £250m-£300m. If this actually happens, the Super League could be a potential rival to the Champion League. 

UEFA later came with a statement that any clubs that decided to join the European Super League are no longer able to participate in the Champion League and any other tournaments including international games with FIFA. 

The football fans were not happy because the new competition could destroy the long history of the Champion League and the football competition itself. 

It was reported that about $5billion has been committed to this new project by the American bank JP Morgan.

What happened afterward? 

The six Premier League clubs have decided to withdraw from the European Super League, while the Italian club Inter Milan has announced the same thing. Atletico Madrid also stepped back from the new league. 

Several players have shared their thoughts on the European Super League competition including Liverpool’s captain Jordan Henderson.

 

Liverpool’s owner John W. Henry has also addressed the issue on the club’s Instagram. The reason why fans hated the new competition is that they branded the clubs as greedy. 

JP Morgan also said a statement "We clearly misjudged how this deal would be viewed by the wider football community and how it might impact them in the future," JP Morgan said in a statement.

Up until now, Real Madrid, Barcelona, Juventus, and AC Milan have not stepped back from the Super League. 

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