European Super League Crashes As More Clubs Withdraw

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The European Super League can no longer proceed, Juventus boss Andrea Agnelli confirmed on Wednesday, as Spain’s Atletico Madrid and Italy’s Inter Milan followed the footsteps of the six English teams involved by abandoning the breakaway competition after intense criticism.

Twelve of Europe’s leading soccer clubs from England, Italy and Spain announced a breakaway league on Sunday, but after 48 hours of massive pressure from fans, politicians and even British royals the six English clubs backed out on Tuesday.

Agnelli said he still believed in the merits of the Super League despite the overwhelming criticism and had no regrets about how the breakaway had been conducted.

Juventus boss Andrea Agnelli

“I remain convinced of the beauty of that project,” Agnelli told reporters, saying it would have been the best competition in the world. “But admittedly … I mean, I don’t think that that project is now still up and running.”

Atletico Madrid joined Inter Milan on Wednesday in pulling out of the project.

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