The Fallout from the announcement of the most controversial European Super League continues as sources indicate that Chelsea, Manchester City and Real Madrid could be expelled from the ongoing Champions League. A UEFA Member, close to the governing body indicated that the three premier football clubs could be expelled by the end of this week. Ironically, the three teams are amongst the four semi-finalists of the Champions League 2021.
President of UEFA Aleksander Ceferin earlier held a press conference and lashed out at those responsible for the breakaway competition. In an explosive interaction, he called the Manchester United Executive Ed Woodward a ‘snake.’ The UEFA is also threatening to ban players of clubs in the newly proposed European Super League from the Euro 2020 Championship as well as the World Cup and the Champions League.
Manchester United are the main founders of the Europe Super League, which would reward the founding members with protected rights to participate in the competition every year. The Super League is aimed at the notion of free and fair competition and to uphold the spirit of the game.
The split and formation of the Super League are supported by Twelve European Football Clubs. Six Premier League Teams- Liverpool, Arsenal, Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea and Tottenham along with Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, Juventus, Inter Milan and AC Milan have agreed to become the founding members and create a new midweek competition. The Football Clubs will also participate in their respective national leagues.
Three more founding clubs will be announced soon and the 15 initial members will be guaranteed direct qualification every season. The competition will adopt the same two-leg knockout format of the Champions League, before a single-leg final in the month of May. For signing up to the new league, each founding club will receive an amount of 3.5 Billion Euros to build and support infrastructure and at the onset of the ongoing global pandemic.
The rift between the Champions League and Super League will continue in the future but the fans will be really excited to watch their favorite teams in the European Super League. Stay tuned for further updates.