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Premier League Announces Punishment for Man Utd, Chelsea, Arsenal
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Premier League Announces Punishment for Man Utd, Chelsea, Arsenal

  The English Premier League has confirmed that the six English clubs that secretly agreed to play in a European Super League (ESL) will pay a combined £22m fine. This was disclosed in a statement signed by the Premier League and the Football Association on Wednesday afternoon. The teams – Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham – have also agreed to a £25m fine and a potential 30-point deduction, if it happens in future. “As a gesture of goodwill, the clubs have collectively agreed to make a contribution of £22m, which will go towards the good of the game, including new investment in support for fans, grassroots football and community programmes,” the statement read in part. It added that “the clubs have agreed to support rule ...
Premier League Set to Punish Arsenal, Man Utd, Chelsea
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Premier League Set to Punish Arsenal, Man Utd, Chelsea

The Premier League and the ‘Big Six’ clubs are close to reaching an agreement on punishment they would face for attempting to join the European Super Eagle, according to Daily Mail. Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham all pulled out of the controversial breakaway plans within days of them being announced, Their decision came after outrage from across the football world. The six English clubs would have joined Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, Inter Milan, AC Milan and Juventus in a rebel European league. They will now face punishment for their involvement in the plans. But it will be in the form of fines rather than points deductions. It is understood the Big Six want a punishment similar to that given by UEFA last month, wh...
Cavani Blasts Man Utd’s Senior Officials Over Super League
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Cavani Blasts Man Utd’s Senior Officials Over Super League

  Manchester United striker, Edinson Cavani, has hit out at his bosses, following the failed European Super League plans. He accused them of trying to deprive “more modest teams” a chance to play in the Champions League. United’s Glazer owners were involved in the plans to create a breakaway Super League, along with fellow Premier League sides Manchester City, Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham. However, they all withdrew within 48 hours of the official announcement. The fallout from the Super League debacle saw executive vice-chairman, Ed Woodward announce he would be leaving Old Trafford at the end of this year. But Cavani, who signed a new one-year extension, has gone one step further to launch a scathing attack on his employers. “When the Super Leag...
UEFA Open Disciplinary Investigation against Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus
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UEFA Open Disciplinary Investigation against Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus

UEFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Juventus for their involvement with the European Super League project. The three clubs are the only teams of the original 12 Super League clubs who signed up for the breakaway competition not to have formally renounced the competition and renewed their commitments to UEFA. The trio could be expelled from the Champions League for two years as a consequence. UEFA released a statement on Wednesday which read: 'In accordance with Article 31(4) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations, UEFA Ethics, and Disciplinary Inspectors have today been appointed to conduct a disciplinary investigation regarding a potential violation of UEFA's legal framework by Real Madrid CF, FC Barcelona and Juventus FC in connection w...
Juventus Faces Threat of Expulsion from Serie A
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Juventus Faces Threat of Expulsion from Serie A

  President of the Italian football federation (FIGC), Gabriele Gravina, has said Juventus face being kicked out of Serie A if they don’t withdraw from the European Super League. AC Milan and Inter Milan have backed out of the breakaway competition, leaving Juventus as the only Italian club persisting with the plans. “The rules are clear. If Juventus is still part of the Super League when it enters next season, it can’t participate in Serie A. “I would be sorry for the fans but rules are rules and they apply to everyone. I hope this holdout ends soon,” Gravina told Naples radio station Kiss Kiss. Juventus won Serie A for the ninth straight year last season, but have since relinquished the title to Inter.
Super League: Barcelona, Real Madrid, Juventus react as UEFA Announces Punishment
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Super League: Barcelona, Real Madrid, Juventus react as UEFA Announces Punishment

  Three clubs, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Juventus from the original 12 breakaway European Super Leagues teams, have penned a joint communique after UEFA confirmed its plan to prepare disciplinary action against them. Barcelona, Real Madrid and Juventus, in a joint communique issued via their websites simultaneously on Saturday morning, complained about external ‘pressure’ and ‘threats’. UEFA had said on Friday that the nine clubs who withdraw from the plan had signed a ‘Club Commitment Declaration’ as well as a series of “reintegration” steps. The six Premier League clubs – Manchester United, Liverpool, Manchester City, Chelsea, Tottenham and Arsenal – along with Inter Milan, AC Milan and Atlético Madrid, all signed the agreement. The issued by the three club reads...
Man.U. Owner Joel Glazer Writes Emotional 708-word letter to Fans Apologizing for the Way he’s run the Club in Wake of Failed European Super league
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Man.U. Owner Joel Glazer Writes Emotional 708-word letter to Fans Apologizing for the Way he’s run the Club in Wake of Failed European Super league

Manchester United owner Joel Glazer has written a 708-word letter to fans asking for forgiveness while vowing to work with them in order to take the club forward. Following the recent angry protests at Old Trafford in the wake of the clubs failed European Super league bid, Manchester United's Supporters Trust sent the Glazers a four-point plan outlining how they want the club run. The fans are angry that while the owners make so much money from the club they invest so little on players, increase the debt profile of the club and do not engage with fans. The fans also feel that the club's involvement in the failed European Super League was a stab to fans who made the club what it is today . Joel Glazer, who hardly makes speeches and avoids the spotlight or press, has ...
Man Utd Owner Refuses to Apologise Over Super League
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Man Utd Owner Refuses to Apologise Over Super League

A member of the American family that owns Manchester United has refused to apologise to fans over the disastrous attempt to form a breakaway European Super League. Sky News US correspondent Sally Lockwood caught up with Avram Glazer in Florida and offered him the chance to address supporters' concerns, saying: "This an opportunity for you - an apology perhaps?" Mr Glazer was then asked if it was time for his family to sell the club, and if United fans were "just customers to you". He was also asked if he had anything to say to the supporters. But, after buying some groceries, Mr Glazer, in sunglasses, refused to engage and drove off without saying anything. Image:Avram Glazer was confronted by Sky News in Florida Fans protested outside United's stadium, Old Traffo...
Spotify Owner’s Bid To Take Over Arsenal Is Now “Very Serious”
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Spotify Owner’s Bid To Take Over Arsenal Is Now “Very Serious”

Spotify founder Daniel Ek says his proposed Arsenal takeover is "very serious" and that he has secured funds for a deal. Amid last week's fallout from the European Super League collapse, Ek said he was interested in buying the club. Arsenal legends Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp and Patrick Vieira have joined his bid but owners Stan and Josh Kroenke say they do not want to sell. Ek wants to bring a compelling offer and hopes the Kroenkes "hear me out". "I have secured the funds for it and I want to bring a very compelling offer to the owners and I hope they hear me out. "I certainly didn't expect this will happen overnight and I am prepared for this to be a long journey." Swedish billionaire Ek first signalled his interest in the club following protests by Gunners fan...
Super League Proposal Has Not Devalued Europa League – Solskjaer
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Super League Proposal Has Not Devalued Europa League – Solskjaer

The controversial proposal for the European Super League collapsed last week in the face of immense pressure from fans, governing bodies and governments, forcing most of the founding members to withdraw their support. United started the season in the Champions League this season where they were knocked out in the group stage and dropped down to the second-tier Europa League, a competition they last won in 2017 under Jose Mourinho. "We've had a great night in this tournament before. Our focus is on ending the season with a celebration. As soon as we went out of the Champions League, our focus was getting to a final," Solskjaer told reporters ahead the semi-final, first leg against AS Roma. "With Real Sociedad and Granada, two good La Liga teams, and AC Milan and Roma, two tea...
I am Ready to Help Arsenal – Wenger
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I am Ready to Help Arsenal – Wenger

  Former Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, has said he is willing to “help” the club “in any way”, amid speculation of a possible takeover. Gunners legends like Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp and Patrick Vieira are reportedly teaming up with Swedish billionaire, Daniel Ek, to buy out the club and oust Stan Kroenke from his position. Majority shareholder Kroenke and his son, Josh, have faced outrage from fans for their involvement in the failed European Super League proposal. Thousands of supporters turned up at the Emirates before a 1-0 defeat to Everton last Friday, calling for their American owners to leave. Ek, who is the founder of Spotify and a lifelong Arsenal fan, is said to be worth £3.4billion. He has announced his interest in taking over the reins in the fal...
Real Madrid vs Chelsea: Zidane, Varane Hint on Referees Favouring Tuchel’s Men
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Real Madrid vs Chelsea: Zidane, Varane Hint on Referees Favouring Tuchel’s Men

Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane and defender Raphael Varane have played down fears they could face biased refereeing against Chelsea, because of their European Super League involvement. The two teams clash in the Champions League semi-final first leg on Tuesday evening at the Bernabeu. This comes a week after Los Blancos president, Florentino Perez, tried to lead 12 clubs to create a breakaway competition to rival the Champions League. Following a massive backlash, Chelsea withdrew their membership, but Real is yet to follow suit. That has led to suggestions in the Spanish media that UEFA’s referees might be biased against Madrid. “I don’t believe that. The referee will do his job, as always, and we just think about playing football, nothing else,” Zidane told a pre...
Ceferin Confirms UEFA Will Punish Arsenal, Man United
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Ceferin Confirms UEFA Will Punish Arsenal, Man United

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has confirmed the 12 clubs involved in last week’s European Super League controversy will be punished. However, Ceferin suggested the Premier League’s ‘Big Six’ could be shown greater leniency after they were the first to pull out of plans for the breakaway competition. Manchester City, Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham all pulled out following furious backlash from across the football world over attempts to create a ‘closed shop’ elite league. But Ceferin compared Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus to ‘flat Earthers’ after they tried to cling on to the idea of the Super League, even after Atletico Madrid, AC Milan and Inter Milan also pulled out. It is thought that Madrid, Barca and Juve could face the harshest ...
UEFA To Punish Arsenal, Man United, Chelsea, Madrid Others Over Super League Involvement  
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UEFA To Punish Arsenal, Man United, Chelsea, Madrid Others Over Super League Involvement  

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has confirmed the 12 clubs involved in last week’s European Super League controversy will be punished. However, Ceferin suggested the Premier League’s ‘Big Six’ could be shown greater leniency after they were the first to pull out of plans for the breakaway competition. Manchester City, Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham all pulled out following furious backlash from across the football world over attempts to create a ‘closed shop’ elite league. But Ceferin compared Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus to ‘flat Earthers’ after they tried to cling on to the idea of the Super League, even after Atletico Madrid, AC Milan and Inter Milan also pulled out. It is thought that Madrid, Barca and Juve could face the harshest ...
EPL: Glazers Set Asking Price to Sell Man Utd
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EPL: Glazers Set Asking Price to Sell Man Utd

  The Glazers are demanding a staggering £4billion to sell Manchester United, the UK Mirror reports. That is the price the American owners have slapped on the Premier League club they bought for £790million in 2005. It is the figure the Glazers believe would have been realised, if the doomed European Super League project had gone ahead. Throughout their unpopular 16-year ownership, the Florida-based family has always insisted they are in United for the long haul and have shown no desire to sell the club. They have instead taken annual dividends amounting to millions while the debt stayed high. But city investors believe a bid close to their £4billion asking price would tempt brothers Joel and Avram, who effectively run the club, to relinquish control.
Billionaire Businessman John Henry Rejects £3billion offer From Middle East to Sell Liverpool Football Club
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Billionaire Businessman John Henry Rejects £3billion offer From Middle East to Sell Liverpool Football Club

Liverpool’s billionaire owner and president of Fenway Sports Group, John Henry has reportedly rejected an astonishing offer of £3billion to sell the club. According to a new report, a bid from the Middle East was submitted to owner, John Henry, before news broke early this week of the club’s involvement in the failed European Super League. According to the Mirror, John Henry rejected the bid. Liverpool's US owner John W. Henry and his company Fenway Sports Group (FSG) are under pressure to sell the club after supporters protested against the owners this week following the clubs involvement in the highly criticized European super league. The report adds that other potential buyers are ready to buy the club if the owners decide to sell but it would cost more than £3bn to ...
Klopp Labelled ‘Spectacularly Tone Deaf’ for Press Attack
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Klopp Labelled ‘Spectacularly Tone Deaf’ for Press Attack

The Reds boss' heart may have been in the right place, but many feel that the German trainer has missed the point. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has been branded “spectacularly tone deaf” by former Tottenham and Barcelona striker Gary Lineker, with the former having told the press to “calm down” in the wake of the European Super League fallout. Fans and pundits reacted furiously to the news of a proposed breakaway project announced on Sunday, only for the six English clubs involved to pull out 48 hours later. Klopp stated his belief that the outrage must be curbed somewhat since the announcement that the 'Bix Six' would no longer be taking part, suggesting that continuing to fan the flames of protest could lead to a rise in coronavirus cases.  
Europe Wants to Destroy Premier League – Arsene Wenger
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Europe Wants to Destroy Premier League – Arsene Wenger

  Arsene Wenger, a former Arsenal manager, has insisted that everybody in Europe dreams of destroying the Premier League. Wenger said this while assessing the situation in the wake of the seemingly failed European Super League, ESL, experiment. Recall that Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United and Liverpool were among the top six Premier League clubs to pull away from the European Super League. “It [ESL] was born dead. From the start, I couldn’t believe it would work,” Wenger told The Telegraph. “The most surprising in all that was the English behaviour. Everybody dreams of destroying the Premier League in Europe. In England, we do it ourselves. “I can’t understand the rationality behind that because England voted for Brexit, and now they want to bring a Super Leag...
We Deeply Regret – Abramovich Sends Open Letter to Chelsea Supporters Over Failed ESL Plan
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We Deeply Regret – Abramovich Sends Open Letter to Chelsea Supporters Over Failed ESL Plan

  Chelsea owner, Roman Abramovich, has sent an open letter to the club’s supporters over the failed European Super League, ESL, plan. Abramovich admitted that Chelsea’s hierarchy ‘deeply regrets’ agreeing to join the European Super League, adding that the Blues supporters should have been consulted over the plans to move away from the current UEFA competitions. Recall that Thomas Tuchel’s side was one of the top six Premier League clubs to pull away from the European Super League. Chelsea fans gathered outside Stamford Bridge to protest against the west London club participation in the European Super League. The letter read in part: “The Owner and Board of Chelsea FC would like to address Chelsea supporters about the events which have taken place over the past few d...
Champions League: UEFA Names Four big Clubs that Could be Banned
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Champions League: UEFA Names Four big Clubs that Could be Banned

  UEFA president, Aleksander Ceferin, has threatened to ban the Spanish and Italian teams still adamant about the European Super League from the Champions League. Although plans for the Super League fell apart this week, Real Madrid, Barcelona, Juventus and AC Milan have still not left the project. “It’s crystal clear that the clubs will have to decide if they are Super League or they are a European club,” Ceferin said in a telephone interview with the AP. “If they say we are a Super League, then they don’t play Champions League, of course … and if they are ready to do that, they can play in their own competition.” Real Madrid president Florentino Perez, who was to chair the Super League, continues to defy Ceferin by vowing to keep working on reviving the Super Leag...
Fan To Tony Elumelu: ‘Buy Manchester United’ – He Reacts
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Fan To Tony Elumelu: ‘Buy Manchester United’ – He Reacts

Chairman of Heirs Holdings Tony Elumelu on Thursday spoke on the possibility of buying the majority stakes in Manchester United. There have been growing frustrations at the Glazer family, Chairman of Heirs Holdings owners of the club, following its decision to join the breakaway European Super League which has now fallen through. Fans broke into the club’s Carrington training ground on Thursday and protested against the Glazer ownership. Responding to a Twitter user @victorpazubuike who urged Mr Elumelu to “create a consortium of investors” and buy the club, the UBA chairman said any investor would jump at the offer to own a stake at the Manchester club. He, however, stated his reservation being global sports politics. “Lol. I know Man United has a solid fan base that is fier...
‘It Would have been a Historic Error not to Join Super League’ – Barcelona FC says in Defiant Statement
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‘It Would have been a Historic Error not to Join Super League’ – Barcelona FC says in Defiant Statement

Spanish football giants, Barcelona have issued their response to the intense public criticism aimed at the breakaway European Super League, insisting they would have been making a "historic error" by not signing up to the Super League, and that an "in-depth analysis" is now required to reshape the project. Barca were one of the 12 founding clubs to initially sign up to the European Super League, which has fallen apart over the last few days amid fierce protests from fans and high profile figures in the sports world. Eight teams including the premier league's top six, have already officially withdrawn from the super league, however, Barca have said that they remain committed to the project, but admitted the public reaction must be taken into account with regards to how the initiat...
JP Morgan Announce They Have Ended £3.5 Billion European Super League Backing
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JP Morgan Announce They Have Ended £3.5 Billion European Super League Backing

  The company financing the European Super League have pulled out of the breakaway competition. American bank JP Morgan gave a £3.5 billion backing to the league which 12 founding clubs had signed up to be a part of it. As per The Guardian, JP Morgan's bankers were poised to be covering payments of €200m and €300m to all sides involved. But widespread opposition from fans, players, clubs, associations and governing bodies caused the Premier League's "big six" to drop out one by one, with Atletico Madrid and clubs in Italy also getting cold feet. And now JP Morgan have released a statement confirming their withdrawal and apologising for their error or misjudgment.   "We clearly misjudged how this deal would be viewed by the wider football community and how it ...
Super League: Arsenal Owners Take Final Decision on Selling Club
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Super League: Arsenal Owners Take Final Decision on Selling Club

Josh Kroenke has revealed that his father and majority shareholder, Stan Kroenke has no intention of selling Arsenal. This is despite the unprecedented fan-led backlash they have faced in the wake of the club’s attempt to pull away from UEFA and join the European Super League, ESL. Josh was asked during an online question and answer session with a selection of supporters on Thursday evening whether or not KSE felt they were in a position to carry on as owners of the Premier League giants. He said, as quoted by REDactionAFC: “We will rebuild, we believe we are fit to go forward with Arsenal football club. We were put in a difficult situation by sources outside the club. “I want to get back to London, I want to do this. I am aware we never had trust, we need to build a bridge...
Super League: Glazers final decision on selling Manchester United revealed
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Super League: Glazers final decision on selling Manchester United revealed

  Manchester United’s owners, the Glazer family, will not be selling the club but will remain committed to staying at Old Trafford for the long-term, according to Daily Mail. The club’s supporters want the Glazers out after Joel Glazer, United’s co-chairman, was set to become vice-chairman of the European Super League. Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham were among the twelve big clubs in Europe that planned to breakaway from UEFA and formed the Super League. But the clubs’ supporters stood against the plan mainly hatched by the clubs’ owners leading to its collapse Joe Glazer apologised to United supporters on Wednesday, admitting that the club misjudged the mood of fans by deciding to join the Super League. Following th...
Chelsea & Real Madrid’s Champions League Semi-final May Not Go Ahead, Says UEFA
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Chelsea & Real Madrid’s Champions League Semi-final May Not Go Ahead, Says UEFA

President of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA), Aleksander Čeferin has said that there is 'slightly possibility' that Tuesday's Championships League semi-final between Spanish side Real Madrid and English side Chelsea FC could be cancelled as punishment for the two clubs for their role in the European Super League. It would be recall that Real Madrid and Chelsea were both part of the 'dirty dozone', the 12 European giants who announced their breakaway to form Competition on Sunday night. However, strong protests from fans, players, managers and pundits led to the idea collapsing and its founder, Juventus chairman Andrea Agnelli, admitted the project was in tatters on Wednesday after all six Premier League clubs dropped out. Attention has now turned to what pun...
Arteta Reveals Kroenke Family Position after Failed European Super League Plan
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Arteta Reveals Kroenke Family Position after Failed European Super League Plan

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has disclosed that the Kroenke family (the club’s owner) apologized to him and his players over the Gunners’ failed European Super League plan. Arteta stated this on Thursday ahead of Arsenal’s Premier League clash with Everton on Friday night at Emirates. Arsenal, along with Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United, Tottenham and Liverpool, were one of the 12 founding members of the European Super League, which was created to replace the Champions League and the Europa League. But after widespread criticisms from fans, pundits, and some key figures in football, all six Premier League clubs announced on Tuesday night that they were withdrawing from the competition. When asked if he and his players have received an apology from the club’s hier...
Man United Fans Break into Club’s Training Ground to Protest against Club Owners Glazers
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Man United Fans Break into Club’s Training Ground to Protest against Club Owners Glazers

A group of Manchester United supporters broke into the club's Carrington training base in protest at the failed plans for a European Super League before leaving after a conversation with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. 20 fans entered United's training ground on Thursday morning, April 22, with banners which read "Glazers out" and "We decide when you play." "At approximately 9 a.m. [BST on Thursday] a group gained access to the club training ground," a United statement confirmed. "The manager and others spoke to them. Buildings were secure and the group has now left the site." The fans blocked both entrances to the training ground while players and staff were arriving for training ahead of Sunday's Premier League match with Leeds United. In the exchange between fan...
No Club has Left Yet – Super League Chairman, Perez insists
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No Club has Left Yet – Super League Chairman, Perez insists

Real Madrid president, Florentino Perez, has insisted that no team has left the European Super League yet. In an interview with El Larguero, Perez made it clear that anyone who thinks the project is dead is “completely wrong”. Perez, who is also the president of the Super League, was speaking 24 hours after the controversial breakaway project collapsed. According to him, the 12 founding members have not left yet as they all signed a legally “binding contract”. He said: “I am a bit sad, disappointed. We have been working three years on this project, on fighting the current financial situation in Spanish football. It is easy to understand – you cannot touch La Liga, so you look for more money midweek. “The leagues are sacred. What we can change is the midweek games. The Ch...
Real Madrid President, Perez Blames One English club for Collapse of Super League
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Real Madrid President, Perez Blames One English club for Collapse of Super League

Real Madrid president, Florentino Perez, has pointed fingers at an unnamed Premier League club, for the collapse of the European Super League idea. As at Wednesday, eight of the 12 clubs that signed up for the breakaway competition, announced they were pulling out. The Premier League’s Big Six – Liverpool, Arsenal, Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United and Chelsea – were all involved. And Perez has said one of them initiated the pull out. “Someone in the English group didn’t have a lot of interest, and that became contagious. “One of them was never convinced… [The English clubs] left because of the atmosphere. UEFA put on a show. It was like we let off an atomic bomb. “Perhaps we haven’t presented and explained it well, but they haven’t given us the op...
Arsenal, Chelsea, Man United, City, others to bring Celtic, Rangers to English Premier League
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Arsenal, Chelsea, Man United, City, others to bring Celtic, Rangers to English Premier League

  The so-called ‘big six’ clubs in the Premier League want to bring Scottish Premier League sides, Celtic and Rangers into English football’s top-flight. The top six are demanding a massive overhaul of the EPL following the collapse of the European Super League. Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham were forced into withdrawing their involvements from Super League following passionate opposition from fans, players and governing bodies. But in the statements of withdrawal from the controversial competition, the clubs stressed a need for changes and reforms to the sport. The Sun, UK, reports that the big six are making a next move to form new British league, which will see Celtic and Rangers join the English Premier League clubs...
Atletico De Madrid Withdraws From The European Super League
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Atletico De Madrid Withdraws From The European Super League

Atlético de Madrid's Board of Directors, which met on Wednesday morning, has decided to formally communicate to the Super League and the rest of the founding clubs its decision not to finally formalise its adhesion to the project. Atlético de Madrid took the decision on Monday to join the project due to circumstances that no longer exist today. For the club, harmony between all the groups that make up the Red & White family, especially our fans, is essential. The first team squad and the coach have expressed their satisfaction with the club's decision, as they understand that sporting merits must prevail over any other criteria.
Juventus, AC Milan Issue Statements On The European Super League Project
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Juventus, AC Milan Issue Statements On The European Super League Project

With reference to the press release published by Juventus Football Club S.p.A. on 19 April 2021, relating to the proposed creation of the Super League, and the ensuing public debate, the issuer clarifies to be aware of the request and intentions otherwise expressed by certain clubs to withdraw from this project, although the necessary procedures envisaged by the agreement among the clubs have not been completed. In this context, while Juventus remains convinced of the soundness of the project’s sport, commercial and legal premises, it believes that at present there are limited chances that the project be completed in the form originally conceived. Juventus remains committed to pursuing the creation of long-term value for the Company and the entire football industry. We accepted th...
Inter Milan Withdraws From European Super League
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Inter Milan Withdraws From European Super League

FC Internazionale Milano confirm that the Club is no longer part of the Super League project. We are always committed to giving fans the best football experience; innovation and inclusion are part of our DNA since our foundation. Our engagement with all stakeholders to improve the football industry will never change. Inter believes that football, like every sector of activity, must have an interest in constantly improving its competitions, to keep on exciting fans of all ages around the world, within a framework of financial sustainability. With this vision we look forward to carry on working together with institutions and all stakeholders for the future of the sport we all love.
Wenger Explains What EPL will do to Arsenal, Man Utd, Chelsea after Super League Collapses
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Wenger Explains What EPL will do to Arsenal, Man Utd, Chelsea after Super League Collapses

Former Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, has claimed that “damage” has been done between the ‘top six’ clubs and the 14 other Premier League teams, as the proposed European Super League falls apart. Manchester United, Liverpool, Manchester City, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur have all pulled out of the breakaway competition, in less than 48hours since they announced they were part of it The ‘top six’ had been threatened by the UEFA and the Premier League, as they forged ahead with their plans for the Super League. With their u-turn, Wenger feels something has already been broken. “The damage that has been done between clubs in the Premier League will be difficult to repair. “Every suggestion from the six clubs who wanted to join the Super League will now be very ha...
Chelsea Should Miss Out on Top Four for Joining Super League – Burley
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Chelsea Should Miss Out on Top Four for Joining Super League – Burley

  ESPN pundit, Craig Burley, has admitted he is hoping Chelsea fail to finish in the top four, after they were one of the six Premier League clubs to sign up for the European Super League. The Blues along with Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool and Arsenal all agreed to join the controversial Super League, along with six other European clubs. But all six English teams pulled out on Tuesday night following widespread backlash. Burnley says he “no sympathy” for Chelsea and “hopes” they now miss out on a top-four spot. Thomas Tuchel’s men played out a 0-0 draw with Brighton on Tuesday and climbed to fourth in the Premier League, but just six points separates them and eighth-placed Everton with six matches remaining. “[The Brighton draw]...
Wenger Gives Reasons Super League Collapsed after all EPL Clubs Withdrew
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Wenger Gives Reasons Super League Collapsed after all EPL Clubs Withdrew

Former Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, has said he is not shocked by the impending collapse of the proposed European Super League. The Frenchman also slammed the Premier League’s ‘big six’ for agreeing to the breakaway competition. The announcement of a new Super League that had 12 founding clubs, has been met with outrage and opposition, since the announcement was made on Sunday. The resistance appears to have triggered a climbdown from many of the clubs involved in less than 48 hours. Premier League sides Chelsea and Manchester City are preparing documents to withdraw from the Super League, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid are also set to walk away and Manchester United chairman Ed Woodward has resigned following the backlash. Wenger, who is FIFA’s chief of global footbal...
UEFA Reacts as Man City Pull out of Super League
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UEFA Reacts as Man City Pull out of Super League

  UEFA president, Aleksander Ceferin, has expressed his delight after Manchester City pulled out of the European Super League. City only announced their intention to join the breakaway league on Sunday night. But within 48 hours, they became the first club to formally announce their exit. For Ceferin, who has been fighting tooth and nail to keep the Champions League as Europe’s premier club competition, it is a major victory. After City released a statement announcing “procedures to withdraw from the group developing plans for a European Super League”, Ceferin declared his intent to work with the club “for a better future” after admitting “a mistake”. He added that “City are a real asset for the game and I am delighted to be working with them for a better future ...
ESL: All Six Premier League Teams Withdraw From Competition
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ESL: All Six Premier League Teams Withdraw From Competition

All six Premier League teams involved in the European Super League have formally withdrawn from the competition. Manchester City were the first club to formally pull out after Chelsea had signalled their intent to do so by preparing documentation to withdraw. The other four sides - Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester United and Tottenham - have all now followed suit The 12-team Super League was announced on Sunday to widespread condemnation. Manchester City confirmed they have "formally enacted the procedures to withdraw" from the Super League. Liverpool said their involvement in the proposed breakaway league "has been discontinued". Manchester United said they had "listened carefully to the reaction from our fans, the UK government and other key stakeholders" in making thei...
Manchester United Withdraw From European Super League
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Manchester United Withdraw From European Super League

Manchester United will not be participating in the European Super League. We have listened carefully to the reaction from our fans, the UK government and other key stakeholders. We remain committed to working with others across the football community to come up with sustainable solutions to the long-term challenges facing the game.
Arsenal Withdraws From European Super League
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Arsenal Withdraws From European Super League

The last few days have shown us yet again the depth of feeling our supporters around the world have for this great club and the game we love. We needed no reminding of this but the response from supporters in recent days has given us time for further reflection and deep thought. It was never our intention to cause such distress, however when the invitation to join the Super League came, while knowing there were no guarantees, we did not want to be left behind to ensure we protected Arsenal and its future. As a result of listening to you and the wider football community over recent days we are withdrawing from the proposed Super League. We made a mistake, and we apologise for it. We know it will take time to restore your faith in what we are trying to achieve here at Arsenal...
Meet The 12 Rich Club Owners Behind European Super League
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Meet The 12 Rich Club Owners Behind European Super League

There is plenty of money set to be up for grabs in the European Super League though most owners of the clubs involved are already billionaires. Twelve giants of the European game have launched a proposal for a breakaway division with six of them coming from the Premier League. The ‘big six’ as they are cumulatively known are already backed by mega-rich owners with the likes of the Glazers and Roman Abramovich not short of a few bob. But there are plenty of other wealthy names involved in the new set-up with Daily Star Sport looking at who runs each club… Chelsea - Roman Abramovich Abramovich has owned Chelsea since 2003 and is worth over £10billion. He took Chelsea from a club chasing the Champions League places to a regular in Europe’s top competition. The Russian sti...
Andrea Agnelli Resigns As Juventus President
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Andrea Agnelli Resigns As Juventus President

Andrea Agnelli has resigned as the president of Juventus after the backlash over the European Super League. Andrea Agnelli �� has reportedly resigned from his role as President of Juventus. � [sky] #SuperLeague.
ESL: Manchester City Withdraws As Chelsea, Barcelona Set To Follow
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ESL: Manchester City Withdraws As Chelsea, Barcelona Set To Follow

Manchester City have withdrawn from the European Super League. Chelsea are also preparing documentation to request withdrawing from the European Super League. “Barca will not enter the Super League without the approval of the Assembly of Members. They are the ones who decide, it is their club."
BREAKING: Abramovich to pull Chelsea out of European Super League
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BREAKING: Abramovich to pull Chelsea out of European Super League

  Chelsea owner, Roman Abramovich, has taken steps to pull the club out of the proposed European Super League. Forbes reports that Abramovich has taken the decision based on the negative global reaction about the breakaway competition. On Monday Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham, joined AC Milan, Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, Inter Milan, Juventus and Real Madrid in committing to the plans. However, it was widely rumoured that Chelsea were one of two Premier League clubs who had agreed reluctantly. A source at the club said: “The club is preparing to pull out. “Roman’s involvement with the club has never been about money, it has always been about the community and [the] fans. This is not what we want.”
BREAKING: Super League: Manchester United Executive Vice-Chairman, Ed Woodward resigns
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BREAKING: Super League: Manchester United Executive Vice-Chairman, Ed Woodward resigns

  Manchester United Executive-Vice Chairman, Ed Woodward, has resigned. This is following the backlash he received over the club’s involvement in European Super League. He assumed the position in 2013 when he replaced CEO David Gill as chairman of the Red Devils. During his reign, Manchester United have failed to win the Premier League title but it was his decision to sign the club up to the controversial Super League which has proved to have angered the fans the more. Woodward handed in his resignation letter on Tuesday, according to talkSPORT.
Chelsea Fans Protest Super League, Stop Team Bus From Entering Stamford Bridge
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Chelsea Fans Protest Super League, Stop Team Bus From Entering Stamford Bridge

Chelsea supporters will protest the club's decision to become a founding member of a new European Super League. The decision to create a Super League has been derided by UEFA, the Premier League, and even the UK Government, who will aim to put barriers in the way of Chelsea, who have also resigned from the European Clubs' Association, and the 11 other teams from starting a new competition. The situation has left Chelsea supporters alienated from their club and they will stage a socially distanced protest at Stamford Bridge against the board while removing the fan-made banners inside the stadium ahead of kick-off against Brighton on Tuesday. What has been said by Chelsea supporters? "They say expect the unexpected, but today the Chelsea Supporters' Trust (CST), our members and...
Liverpool Skipper, Henderson Holds Meeting Of Big 6 Captains Over Super League
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Liverpool Skipper, Henderson Holds Meeting Of Big 6 Captains Over Super League

Liverpool Captain Jordan Henderson has called an emergency meeting of the Premier League captains to discuss the breakaway European Super League. The Liverpool skipper, whose own club is one of the six English sides that has signed up for the competition, is set to lead the players’ response to the plans that have rocked football. Henderson, 30, has long been seen as a trusted, respected figure among the top-flight’s footballers. There were also reports from German publication BILD on Tuesday that Liverpool were feeling 'increasingly doubtful' about the Super League project because of the amount of anger from fans at the proposals. The summit will be significant as it will include representatives from clubs who are part of the breakaway plans and those who are not. Engl...
UEFA To Sign A $7.2Bn Deal With Centricus To Stop European Super League
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UEFA To Sign A $7.2Bn Deal With Centricus To Stop European Super League

UEFA is in discussions with Centricus Asset Management over a €6 billion ($7.2 billion) financing package to overhaul its flagship football tournament and stop plans for a new breakaway Super League, according to people familiar with the matter. The Switzerland-based sporting body is working with Centricus on a plan to fund a new-look UEFA Champions League tournament, the people said, asking not to be identified discussing confidential information. Negotiations are currently ongoing between UEFA and London based Centricus, according to the people. A representative for Centricus declined to comment, while a spokesperson for UEFA didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. It comes as UEFA prepares to battle with a new Super League that could mark the biggest upheaval o...
FIFA president, Infantino Condemns ESL, Sends Warning To Founding Clubs
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FIFA president, Infantino Condemns ESL, Sends Warning To Founding Clubs

FIFA president Gianni Infantino condemned the European Super League and warned the clubs involved of the consequences. Twelve clubs – including the Premier League’s so-called ‘big six’ – were part of the controversial plans to create a new competition. The Super League plans were condemned across the football community with the Premier League, FA and even Prime Minister Boris Johnson criticising the clubs. A suggestion from UEFA that participating players would not be allowed to take part in major international tournaments was shot down by Real Madrid president Florentino Perez. However, FIFA have taken a similar hard line approach judging by Infantino’s comments. He is the latest to add his voice to the dissenting choir and told the UEFA Congress on Tuesday morning: “We...

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