In addition to Germany and France, 12 clubs from the three largest European countries - Britain, Italy, and Spain - have decided to form their league. These include Manchester United, Liverpool, Barcelona FC, Real Madrid, Juventus, and AC Milan...
The decision to break away from Europe's 12 richest football clubs to form the European Super League is perhaps the biggest blow to world football so far. But experts say that this is a natural consequence of the direction in which world football was going over the years.
Just as money was allowed to dominate the structure of football, this crisis was bound to arise at some point or the other.
According to football experts, after the formation of the European Super League, European football will no longer exist in the form it is today. This will have an impact on the football structure of the whole world.
It is worth noting that all the talented players from all over the world play in European leagues only. At present, no club from France or Germany is included in the group that announced its separation. But according to experts, there is no guarantee that this will not happen in the future.
In addition to Germany and France, 12 clubs from the three largest European countries - Britain, Italy, and Spain - have decided to form their league. These include Manchester United, Liverpool, Barcelona FC, Real Madrid, Juventus, and AC Milan.
As of now, the players are the 'property of the clubs. But these clubs are obliged to provide players to national teams for the global or European championships. In return, the national teams give them money. A holiday is observed in the league at the time when the Euro Championship or the championship tournament of other continents or the FIFA World Cup football tournament takes place.
That is, the schedule of tournaments under the league and FIFA is made in coordination. What will be the relationship of the new league now formed with the national football associations or FIFA (Global Confederation of National Associations) is not known?
Most of the world's most famous players are signed with the 12 clubs that have announced their separation. According to the announcement, the new league will start in August this year. It consists of six clubs from England (Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, and Manchester United), three clubs from Spain (Alético de Madrid, Barcelona FC, and Real Madrid), and three clubs from Italy (AC Milan, Inter Milan, and Juventus). ) will participate.
In a joint statement issued by these clubs, it has been hoped that many more clubs will join the proposed Super League before the start of their first tournament.
These clubs have said that the economic model of current European football has been shaken due to the Corona epidemic. Therefore, there is a need for a strategic vision and business approach to support and enhance the value of the European football infrastructure. But the national football associations of the three countries have strongly condemned this move of these clubs.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has described the move of these clubs as very harmful for football. They have stated that they will support any action against these clubs. The Italian Prime Minister has called the proposed Super League rubbish. On the other hand, French President Emmanuel Macron has praised the football clubs of his country for not being a part of this initiative.
National football associations have a strong belief that these clubs have given priority to their economic interests. They have done so at the cost of the interests of European football. But experts say that the national associations themselves and the governments of the respective countries allowed the clubs to grow in strength.
It was the result of the preference being given to economic interests that European league tournaments were given more importance than World Cup tournaments. In such a situation, when some clubs saw their financial interests in danger, their decision to separate and form a new league is not surprising.