“In line with the unity of European football, UEFA and the participating football stakeholders once again unanimously rejected the reasons behind projects such as the ESL during today’s discussion. today. » The UEFA press release, published on Tuesday, November 8, is as firm as the position of Aleksander Ceferin, its president, about this Super League which he is resolutely opposed to. As a reminder, this is a closed competition between wealthy behemoths of European football.
‘Opposition to the Super League remains overwhelming’
Before a panel of European football leaders, at the House of European Football (UEFA headquarters in Nyon), such as Nasser Al-Khelaïfi (president of PSG and the European Clubs Association), Vincent Labrune (president of the Professional Football League) or even Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Oliver Kahn or Edwin Van der Sar, all three members of the ECA, the representatives from A22 Sports Management had a new opportunity to present their project. A project always openly supported by FC Barcelona, Juventus Turin or Real Madrid.
“UEFA’s senior management, led by President Aleksander Čeferin, and senior representatives of domestic leagues, clubs, players and fans have together underlined that opposition to the self-proclaimed Super League remains overwhelming today. as it has been since April 2021. […] UEFA and football stakeholders remain committed to the foundations of European football, which are based on openness, solidarity and meritocracy and serve broader goals of sporting principles and societal interest, rather than privileges and personal rights. »
Since this summer, the file (thick) of the Super League was brought to the Court of Justice of the European Union in mid-July. The representatives of this competition denounce the monopoly of the organization of continental football competitions and the two camps base their arguments on articles of European treaties.
An advisory opinion should be delivered by the Advocate General in charge of the case on December 15th.