DrHe is a serious European heavyweight player. Twelve great teams want to establish a European League as quickly as possible. This was announced by several clubs, including Liverpool, the England champion, on Monday evening. German clubs have not yet joined the alliance.
The announcement of the league, which was initially dubbed “Europa Premier League” and “Premier League” in announcing its founding clubs, came ahead of UEFA’s next executive meeting on Monday. UEFA wants to increase the UEFA Champions League from 32 to 36 participants and introduce a new status. This should apply from the 2024/25 season.
Clubs from England, Spain and Italy
But the big European clubs have other plans. In addition to Liverpool, other English Premier League clubs such as Manchester City, Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur in addition to the best Spanish clubs Real Madrid, FC Barcelona and Atletico Madrid in addition to the Italian trio Juventus Turin and ACW. Inter Milan belong to the association. Three more clubs will be added. The two teams announced talks with UEFA and FIFA.
“We will help football at all levels and put it in its rightful place in the world. Football is the only global sport in the world with more than four billion fans and our responsibility as big clubs is to respond to their desires.”
Immediately after the plans were published, FIFA sent a statement that did not directly mention the new league, but nonetheless expressed its “rejection” of all plans that were based on “fundamental principles of solidarity, inclusiveness and integrity. Equal financial redistribution” did not reflect.
A major league has been planned with 20 clubs, five of which will be joined through the qualification mechanism. The games should take place during the week. Two sets of ten are planned, then the winner has to be decided via the knockout games. The founding federations should initially have 3.5 billion euros at their disposal. The clubs also want solidarity payments.
Plans for the Premier League were already leaked on Sunday and caused heavy criticism. UEFA and the national championships responded shortly thereafter with a severe threat. UEFA said clubs will be excluded from all other competitions, and their players will no longer be allowed to play for national teams. FIFA and the other confederations have said this in the past.
German record champions FC Bayern and Borussia Dortmund are not involved in the plans – as are French champions Paris Saint-Germain. “We thank the clubs in other countries, especially the French and German clubs that have refused to join,” the UEFA statement said on Sunday evening.