In a new statement released on Sunday, UEFA to ban clubs and players from competing in competitions should they join Super League.
Clubs that will be playing in the Super League could be banned from all domestic competitions, and all its players would be banned from all international tournaments if the competition goes ahead.
A joint statement released on Sunday night confirmed plans of 12 European big clubs plans to join one common ‘Super League’ competition.
The 12 clubs in the agreement include the Premier League’s ‘big six,’ along with three sides from Serie A and three from La Liga already signed their name to the new competition, with three more clubs potentially joining.
The new competition is set to be played in midweek and would therefore replace the Champions League, however, it is understood that it won’t be simple.
European footballing governing body UEFA confirmed in a statement released on Sunday that the teams joining the Super League would face bans from domestic competitions, whilst players involved in the Super League would receive a ban and won’t participate in international tournaments.
UEFA statement read:
“As previously announced by FIFA and the six Confederations, 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.”
UEFA has shockingly threatened to sue clubs involved up to €60 billion!
FIFA however did not take a harsh stance to clubs joining the Super League. However, they stood by UEFA but did not mention of executing bans. A statement released by FIFA read:
“In view of several media requests and as already stated several times, FIFA wishes to clarify that it stands firm in favour of solidarity in football and an equitable redistribution model which can help develop football as a sport, particularly at a global level, since the development of global football is the primary mission of FIFA.
“In our view, and in accordance with our statutes, any football competition, whether national, regional or global, should always reflect the core principles of solidarity, inclusivity, integrity and equitable financial redistribution. Moreover, the governing bodies of football should employ all lawful, sporting and diplomatic means to ensure this remains the case.
“Against this background, FIFA can only express its disapproval to a “closed European breakaway league” outside of the international football structures and not respecting the aforementioned principles.
“FIFA always stands for unity in world football and calls on all parties involved in heated discussions to engage in calm, constructive and balanced dialogue for the good of the game and in the spirit of solidarity and fair play. FIFA will, of course, do whatever is necessary to contribute to a harmonised way forward in the overall fairness of football.