FIFA expressed its “disapproval” of the new European Super League (ESL) competition, while the UEFA said that “the clubs concerned will be banned from playing in any other competition at domestic, European or world level, and their players could be denied the opportunity to represent their national teams.”
What you need to know
– The league will include 12 of Europes biggest teams: Manchester United, Liverpool, Manchester City, Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham, Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atlético Madrid, Juventus, AC Milan and Inter Milan.
– Games will be played midweek and would begin in August.
– A statement from the founding clubs said three more teams would be announced shortly.
– The move has been met with widespread criticism, including from UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the French president, Emmanuel Macron.
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