FIFA Silence European Super League Narrative

FIFA President Gianni Infantino has warned European clubs involved in Super league saying that all clubs involved will face consequences.

In a Speech to UEFA congress in Montreux, Switzerland today, the Head of world football’s Zurich-based governing body Infantino, said they condemn the initiative of super league adding that the action compromised current European competitions.

“‘We can only strongly disapprove of a Super League which is a closed shop, a breakaway from current institutions,” said Infantino.

“If some elect to go their own way, then they must live with the consequences of their choice, they are responsible for their choice. Concretely this means either you are in or you are out. You cannot be half in and half out. This has to be absolutely clear,” he added.

The Swiss made the statement after 12 of Europe’s top clubs – including Real Madrid, Barcelona, Manchester United, Liverpool and Juventus – announced the new elite league on Monday.

Meanwhile English Premier League clubs Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester City and Tottenham have all signed up for the Super League, along with Juventus, AC Milan and Inter Milan from Italy and Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid from Spain. It has been reported that a further three teams will join the list of founders ahead of the inaugural season, with a qualifying mechanism set to be put in place for a further five teams to complete the division.

Furthermore Real Madrid President Florentino Perez, one of the main figures behind the plan, said the controversial decision had been taken “to save football” and in part motivated because “young people are no longer interested” in the game.

“Whenever there is a change, there are always people who oppose it… and we are doing this to save football at this critical moment,” Perez said on the Spanish TV show El Chiringuito de Jugones.

“Audiences are decreasing and rights are decreasing and something had to be done. We are all ruined. Television has to change so we can adapt.”He added.

However the announcement of the new Super League has sparked widespread criticism from European football officials, clubs, fans and politicians, including British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

European Super League is also meant to eliminate the current UEFA champions league which is followed globally by Football fans.

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