European football is on the brink of collapse: on Monday, 12 major clubs launched the “Super League”. This is a private game that is destined to replace the Champions League. This is a declaration of war. UEFA has promised to disagree with the team. Its players were excluded and responded to this.
The European Kings Movement was shocked by the COVID-19 pandemic and saw its future shown in dotted lines, as is the current pyramid system of redistributing TV resources between C1, flagship competitions and national championships. The rebel club apparently claimed to have established a controversial, nearly closed league system comparable to the North American Basketball (NBA) or American Football (NFL) Championship, which FIFA opposed on Monday.
“The twelve most important European clubs announced that they have reached an agreement to create a new competition. Super League, Managed by its founding club. AC Milan, Arsenal, Atletico Madrid, Chelsea Football Club, Barcelona Football Club, Inter Milan, Juventus, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Real Madrid and Tottenham United are all founding clubs. website.
The text continued: “The inaugural season (…) will begin as soon as possible” without setting a precise timetable.
According to people familiar with the matter, it has already contacted Bayern Munich and Paris SG. But the two finalists of the last C1 did not follow up, which led UEFA to publicly thank the “German and French clubs” for their loyalty.
The initiator of the new game explained that it was destined to “create more resources for the entire football pyramid.”
“In return, the founding club will receive a one-time payment of approximately 3.5 billion euros, which will only be used for infrastructure investment and offset the impact of the COVID-19 crisis.” The organizers continued, and they also promised to become Women’s Super League.
If this figure is confirmed, its assumed revenue is much higher than the revenue that UEFA earns in all its club games (Champions League, UEFA Europa League and UEFA Super Cup). Before 2018-2019, the revenue of the TV business For 3.2 billion U.S. dollars. This epidemic has severely affected the European sports rights market.
According to its promoters, the Chinese Super League will operate in a regular season among 20 clubs, 15 of which are clubs (the “founding clubs”, the 12 clubs mentioned and the other three clubs to be determined) ) Each year will automatically qualify, and the other five will choose “through the system based on the performance of the previous season.”
At the end of the first stage beginning in August, a play-off will be organized until May to award trophies.
In principle, the game will be played in the middle of the week, directly against the UEFA Champions League dedicated game box, but not against the national championship game that is traditionally held on weekends.