Sport

Top European clubs again planning Super League breakaway

Top European clubs again planning Super League breakaway”

As per the document, Real Madrid, FC Barcelona, Manchester United, Bayern Munich, Juventus, Arsenal, PSG, Manchester City, Liverpool, and AC Milan will be a part of the league and these teams will jointly be known as the "Founders".

The documents reveal that the "initial guests" will be Atletico Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, Marseille, Inter Milan and AS Roma.

Such a league would spell the end for the Champions League in its current form, Der Spiegel said in its report based on investigations by the Football Leaks platform and made available to the European Investigative Collaborations (EIC) reporting group.

"Today, in November 2018, the Super League idea appears to have fresh impetus: According to the draft of a confidential term sheet that Real Madrid received just a few days ago from a consulting firm, 16 top clubs are to sign a document to establish such a league".

The documents obtained by Der Spiegel allege that this would allow the new league to avoid running afoul of European law by not closing off the competition entirely.

The Government would "fully oppose" any potential Premier League breakaway, senior Whitehall officials vowed on Saturday as secret talks of a European Super League were dismissed by experts as a cynical scheme to hold Uefa to ransom.

However, Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge - who is also the chairman of the European Club Association (ECA) - issued a statement rejecting the documents and stating his club is committed to playing in the Bundesliga.

Eleven of the founder clubs would be guaranteed immunity from relegation for a period of 20 years from the start of the league. "The vote in favour of the reform agreed between UEFA and the ECA was unanimous".

Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke didn't comment directly on the report, saying to Spiegel only that he believed "some of the big clubs are working on it" but plans were "not very concrete".

It is unclear if the new league would simply replace the Champions League or whether it would see the members withdraw from their domestic competitions as well.



Like this

loading...
loading...

Latest


05 November 2018
Dave Schroeder's 'Fast 5 Pack Facts' - Packers at Patriots
No live games are available under this service, but you'll be able to watch them following the conclusion of games for the day. The Packers defeated the Patriots in Super Bowl XXXI which is the only postseason matchup between these two franchises.

05 November 2018
Sri Lankas Tamils urge Prez to reconvene parliament, end political crisis
Thousands of Sri Lankans also protested in the capital in the past week demanding Sirisena immediately convene Parliament. Parliament Speaker Karu Jayasuriya has come under pressure from a majority of legislators to reconvene parliament.

04 November 2018
Unai Emery is addressing Arsenal's big-game failings
The manner in which he took his goal exemplified everything that makes him such a good player. "It was very intense". Emery's Sevilla beat Liverpool in the final of the Europa League in their first season under Jurgen Klopp in 2016.

04 November 2018
US Soldier Killed In Apparent Insider Attack In Kabul
Officials say another USA service member is being treated for wounds sustained in the attack in Kabul on Saturday. His last Facebook post , on October 28, highlighted a successful election in Afghanistan.

04 November 2018
Chelsea eyeing Roberto Pereyra as possible Eden Hazard replacement
I have to look at all the competitions, because 90 minutes is 90 minutes. "So we need to change in the Premier League". I think we need to improve and we need to improve with these players because they can improve .

04 November 2018
Jamal Khashoggi was strangled and dismembered, Turkish chief prosecutor says
Said Arabia has also traditionally supported other Arab allies when it came to wars with Israel. Trump also said that he wasn't satisfied with the Saudi account over Khashoggi's death.

04 November 2018
Gunman kills two people in Florida yoga studio before shooting himself
Beierle was also charged with battery in 2012 for grabbing women's buttocks in a Florida State University campus dining hall. A FSU police report shows that Beierle told police he may have accidentally bumped into someone, but denied grabbing anyone.

04 November 2018
Ariana Grande mentions ex, Pete on new song: Thank You, Next
In the first verse she sings: 'And for Pete , I'm so thankful / Wish I could say, "Thank you" to Malcolm / 'cause he was an angel'.

04 November 2018
Iran summons Danish ambassador over alleged assassination plot in Denmark
Iran accuses the group of being responsible for an attack in the mainly ethnic Arab city of Ahvaz in southwestern Iran. The same day, Rasmussen also posted a picture of himself and British Prime Minister Theresa May.

04 November 2018
Global smartphone shipments reached 387 million units in Q3: Counterpoint Research
Since emerging markets are under-penetrated, they have a smaller smartphone base and are not able to offset the global decline. The figure is a continuation of the market's ongoing slump, with this quarter being the fourth consecutive period of decline.