The World Is a Ball: Superleague exists as long as the earth is flat, says UEFA president

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The World Is a Ball: Superleague exists as long as the earth is flat, says UEFA president

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin of Slovenia poked Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus, three of the most powerful and influential clubs in the world, when talking about their insistence on making a club Superleague possible.

“In the same way that the earth is flat, they think that the Superliga exists”, declared the director of the entity that controls European football to the French newspaper Le Journal du dimanche.

In April last year, 12 associations came together to announce the creation of the Superliga.

In addition to Real, Barça and Juve, the association had Milan, Inter Milan, Atletico Madrid, Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham.

The idea was to implement a new European interclub championship, which would compete, and empty, competitions from Uefa, organizer of the Champions League, the Europa League and the Conference League.

The attempt, however, quickly collapsed, due to the negative repercussion in general, especially among fans, about a probable elitization of football on the continent, and 9 of the 12 participants disbanded.

The three who stayed, however, insisted, and insist, on finding a way to implement the league, and the case has reached justice, as Uefa tries to stop any action in this sense and has threatened to punish the “rebels”.

Spanish court, however, positioned itself favorably to Juventus, Barcelona and Real Madrid. An injunction (provisional decision) determines that UEFA cannot apply sanctions to clubs, which would be protected in its intent by European Union law.

A final decision on the case must be taken at some point by the European Court of Justice, based in Luxembourg.

In the meantime, teams considered insurgents continue to play normally in UEFA tournaments. Real and Juventus are in the round of 16 of the Champions League, and Barcelona, ​​who fell in the group stage, will try to win the Europa League.

At the same time as showing his disbelief in the Superliga, Ceferin declared that he was open to talks with the trio. But he stressed that the armistice attempt had not come from him.

“After they stabbed me and UEFA in the back, it’s up to them to make contact. If I asked for a meeting, I would sit with them.

“Nobody wants it [a Superliga]except for the few who think that football is all about money.”

Florentino Pérez, president of Real Madrid, denied in November that this was the intention of the Superliga, calling UEFA a “monopoly”.

“Uefa rejects any kind of idea or plan, clubs are threatened and their presidents insulted.”

“The Superliga is not just a competition, it’s much more. It’s trying to change the dynamics of football. It’s freedom, it’s financial fair play”, concluded the leader in a speech at the club’s General Assembly.

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