There was an announcement today that caused a huge uproar in the football community. The ECA declared war on UEFA by unveiling its European Super League project, which is due to reveal the new version of the Champions League.
The “Super League” is expected to operate similarly to the other elite European leagues. 20 total teams would be a part of the format, with 15 permanent members and an additional five teams that would be rotated in based on performance. The permanent clubs will include six Premier League clubs, three from La Liga, three from Italy’s Serie A, two from Germany’s Bundesliga, and one from France’s Ligue 1.
The Super League statement, released late on Sunday, read:
"Twelve of Europe’s leading football clubs have today come together to announce they have agreed to establish a new mid-week competition, the Super League, governed by its Founding Clubs.
"AC Milan, Arsenal, Atletico Madrid, Chelsea, Barcelona, Inter Milan, Juventus, Liverpool, Man City, Man Utd, Real Madrid, and Tottenham Hotspur have all joined as Founding Clubs.
"It is anticipated that a further three clubs will join ahead of the inaugural season, which is intended to commence as soon as practicable.
"Going forward the Founding Clubs look forward to holding discussions with UEFA and FIFA to work together in partnership to deliver the best outcomes for the new League and for football as a whole."
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There has already been a huge backlash to the news, with UEFA and football authorities in England, Spain and Italy join to condemn the breakaway European Super League.