The European Super League’s backer, A22 Sports, set out its upgraded propositions for a Champions League replacement on Thursday after a European court discovered that UEFA’s guidelines limiting the production of brand-new competitors were “illegal.”
A22 Sports president Bernd Reichart laid out prepare for a three-league, 64-club males’s competitors and a two-league, 32-club females’s competitors. It would change the UEFA Champions League and Women’s Champions League.
So far, Genuine Madrid president Florentino Perez and Barcelona president Joan Laporta have made declarations openly supporting the A22 strategies, while the gamers’ union, FIFPRO, along with UEFA, FIFA and the European Club Association (ECA) have actually placed themselves as soon as again versus a brand-new Europe-wide club competitors.
” The judgment does not back the so-called ‘European Super League’ and the Premier League continues to turn down any such idea,” the Premier League stated in a declaration.
In a declaration on Thursday, Manchester United stated: “Our position has actually not altered. We stay completely devoted to involvement in UEFA competitors, and to favorable cooperation with UEFA, the Premier League, and fellow clubs through the ECA on the ongoing advancement of the European video game.”
Bayern Munich echoed Manchester United on Thursday, stating in a declaration that “such a competitors would be an attack on the value of the nationwide leagues and the structure of European football.”
A22 proposed the launch of a brand-new sports streaming platform to transmit the Super League, stating that all matches would be offered totally free to fans, with earnings created by marketing, premium memberships and sponsorship.
The males’s Super League would include 2 leagues– the “Star” and “Gold” leagues– including 16 clubs each, and a 3rd “Blue League” comprised of 32 clubs, A22 stated.
There would be promo and transfer in between the leagues, with access to heaven League based upon domestic league efficiency.
Clubs would play in groups of 8, home and away, with a minimum of 14 matches each year, played midweek. At the end of each season, a knockout phase of 8 clubs would choose the champs of each league.
The German Football League (DFL), which supervises of the Bundesliga, stated it “clearly supports the European sports design and declines competitors outside those competitors arranged by the federations and the leagues.”
France’s Ligue 1 stated it “unquestionably supports” competitors arranged by UEFA.
About the judgment and the brand-new format proposition from A22 Sports, UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin stated on Thursday: “Football is not for sale.”
PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi made it clear the club backs UEFA.
” Paris Saint-Germain declines entirely and entirely any so-called Super League task, which has actually held true considering that the first day and will constantly stay the case,” he stated.
The Italian Football Federation (FIGC) restated its intent to secure the championship games, “for the defence of the broaderand more basic concept of sporting benefit and the regard of worldwide calendars.”
In the females’s Super League, there would be 2 leagues, the “Star” and “Gold” leagues, with 16 clubs in each, playing in groups of 8, in a comparable format.
A22 stated earnings would be ensured for the very first 3 years, and “uniformity payments” would represent 8% of the Super League’s earnings, with a minimum payment of EUR400 million ($ 439m).
The proposition was the outcome of “substantial discussion” with fans, gamers, clubs and leagues over the previous 2 years, the group stated.