European Super League a ‘spit in the face of all football lovers’, says Uefa

European Super League a 'spit in the face of all football lovers', says Uefa
Aleksander Ceferin has been Uefa president since 2016. Source: Getty Images
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Daily US Times: Uefa president Aleksander Ceferin said the European Super League (ESL) is a “disgraceful, self-serving” plan and a “spit in the face of football lovers.”

The head of the European football regulatory body also said players who play for teams involved in the closed league would be “banned from the World Cup and Euros.”

Manchester City, Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham are among 12 clubs who have agreed to join the proposed ESL.

Ceferin said: “We are all united against this nonsense of a project.”

“I cannot stress more strongly how everyone is united against these disgraceful, self-serving proposals, fuelled by greed above all else,” the Uefa president said, after plans for a revamped 36-team Champions League were agreed.

He described the proposed league as ‘cynical plan, completely against what football should be” and adding that they cannot and will not allow that to change.

He warned that players will be banned from the World Cup and Euros if they coose to play the league.

The proposed European Super League (ESL) will be a “new midweek competition” with teams continuing to “compete in their respective national leagues”.

World football’s governing body Fifa expressed its “disapproval” of the proposed competition after it was announced on Sunday, and called on “all parties involved in heated discussions to engage in calm, constructive and balanced dialogue for the good of the game”.

Fifa previously said it would not recognise such a competition and any players involved could be denied the chance to play at a World Cup.

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