FIFA reads the riot act over planned European super league
Following talks by European Football giants which includes; Barcelona, Real Madrid, Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Juventus, AC Milan, Paris Saint-Germain, and Bayern Munich to form a breakaway club competition with the name European Super League, FIFA has threatened players who takes part in the breakaway European Super League with World Cup ban,
A joint statement from the game’s organising body and the six continental federations said they were ‘strongly emphasising’ they would reject such a competition.
Reports of such a tournament, which would take place between Europe’s top clubs in midweek, resurfaced last year, with US investment bank JP Morgan Chase named as a potential bankroller.
‘FIFA and the six confederations once again would like to reiterate and strongly emphasise that such a competition would not be recognised by either FIFA or the respective confederation,’ the statement read.
‘Any club or player involved in such a competition would as a consequence not be allowed to participate in any competition organised by FIFA or their respective confederation.’ The statement was signed by FIFA president Gianni Infantino and his counterparts at the six continental governing bodies.