The breakaway tournament was announced yesterday and the 12 clubs participating in the competition are Manchester United, Liverpool, Manchester City, Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham, Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, AC Milan, Inter Milan and Juventus.
Ceferin has warned that the players from the aforementioned clubs will not be allowed to play in the World Cup and the Euros this summer.
It will be interesting to see if these players are banned from their national teams because of their participation in the European Super League.
“The players that will play in the Super League will be banned from playing in the World Cup and Euros,” Ceferin has said. “They will not be allowed play for their national teams.”
UEFA and FIFA are thought to be united in their efforts to stop the so-called cynical project which is founded on the self-interest of a few clubs.
Both governing bodies have released statements recently regarding the formation of the European Super League and they have revealed that they will consider all measures available – judicial and sporting, in order to prevent the competition from happening.
Along with an international ban, the players from these 12 clubs will not be allowed to compete in the UEFA Champions League as well.
While the Champions League can be substituted with the European Super League, missing out on international football might be a massive blow for most players.
Top players are often emotional about playing for their country and if they’re not allowed to compete in the World Cup or the Euros, they might not be keen on going along with the idea of the European Super League.
The likes of Ander Herrera, Bruno Fernandes, Mesut Ozil etc have already begun their protests regarding the formation of the ESL.
It will be interesting to see how the situation unfolds over the coming months.
It seems that the governing bodies might have to resort to legal means to chalk out a solution.
FIFA official statement, "FIFA can only express its DISAPPROVAL to a 'closed European breakaway league' outside of the international football structures and not respecting the aforementioned principles". So, UEFA and FIFA are both *against* the #SuperLeague.
UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin has hit out at Ed Woodward and Andrea Agnelli after #MUFC and Juventus signed up to the breakaway European Super League...
At FIFA we can only and strongly disapprove the creation of the super league…
There is a lot to throw away for short-term financial gain. People need to think very carefully…
if so elect to go their own way, then they must live with the consequences…
Either you’re in or you’re out you cannot be half-in or half-out…Gianni Infantino, FIFA President