European Super League
What was the European Super League?
The Super League, organized by the European Super League Company, S.L. and generally referred to as the European Super League (ESL). It was a proposed annual league of football tournament to be played by twenty European football teams. This club was designed to compose fifteen "founding associations " – continual players in the tournament and regulating members – alongside five other
European football associations that could authorize were founded upon their achievement in their domestic league's most recent season. It was designed as a breakaway event to a competitor or renovate the UEFA Champions League, Europe's premier club football tournament organized by UEFA.
Why was the European Super League scrapped?
Breakaway European Super League founder and Juventus chairman Andrea Agnelli said that the club can no longer go forward after six English clubs relinquished. Agnelli explained that he stayed convinced that European football required alteration and he had no contrition about the manner the breakaway venture was made.
The Super League allocated the following assertion on the Tuesday night, assuring to reanalyze its schemes to reshape the game in Europe:
The European Super League is conclusive that the recent reputation of European football expects to improve.
We are formulating a new European competition because the prevailing policy does not conform. Our plan is conducted at authorizing the recreation of sports to develop while developing aids and resilience for the entire football pyramid, assisting to withstand the economic problems suffered by the whole football society as a consequence of the pandemic. It would also contribute materially enhanced solidarity expenditures to all football stakeholders.
Despite the announced withdrawal of the English leagues, compelled to accept such conclusions due to the pressure put on them, we are conclusive our recommendation is entirely aligned with European regulations and law as was indicated today by a judicial determination to conserve the Super League by the third party efforts.
Provided the recent conditions, we shall reevaluate the largely applicable phases to reshape the proposal, constantly containing in mind our objectives of offering fans the reasonable experience probable while strengthening solidarity fees for the whole football community.
Opinions of small teams and fans
Twelve clubs - including the Premier League's so-called 'big six' - are part of proposals that would fundamentally alter the shape of European football.
Inter Milan fan Kevin Wang from Beijing said: "As an ordinary member of the public I'm actually quite looking forward to this league.
"That's because, as a fan, I'm mostly interested in watching these amazing matches and stiff competition. This could have a lot more appeal (than other competitions)."
One Chelsea fan told Sky News: "I think it's a good thing for football fans. Football fans will have more games to watch, especially as the attendees of ESL are top clubs. For most Chinese football fans, they watch only the top clubs' games, almost no one watches small teams.
"I understand why UEFA is against the new league. Because it touches their interests."
Elsewhere in the Chinese capital 23-year-old FC Barcelona fan Yang Jie, said she was "shocked" by the announcement.
The university student said she is against the plan because she worries it will affect the traditional competitions like the national leagues and the Champions League. But she recognises that not everyone will feel this way.
"For ordinary, not so serious soccer fans who just watch matches to relax, to relieve stress or who don't support a specific team, this type of match or competition might appeal to them because it will look exciting,"
The former England keeper is adamant the Super League should not happen. But echoing the feelings of many fans and players in the UK, Cod Satrusayang, a Liverpool fan from Thailand, told Sky News: "I think the idea that six English clubs could hold the entire game of football in the country hostage by their greed and villainy is utterly disgraceful.
"This new super league is accountable to no one, there is no sense of competition, no spirit of fair play, no relegation, no progression.
"It is the lack of culture on the part of the American cultures who come from a country where sporting institutions are franchises to be taken apart and moved and bought at the discretion of rich men with no regard for the supporters.
"It is everything wrong with the modern game."
Manchester United supporter Moe Htun Oo, from Yangon in Myanmar, said: "The idea of a super league is the worst one that can happen in the football world.
"They just think about themselves, not smaller teams. It's a disgrace!"
Noppatjak Attanon, from Bangkok, Thailand said: "A lot of Liverpool and Manchester United fans not only love team performance on the pitch but also the soul of bringing youths to the global stage.
"It has already changed. Super League will completely erase the good times"
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