Uefa dismisses talk of elite clubs breaking away and forming Super League

Uefa dismisses talk of elite clubs breaking away and forming Super League

Uefa president Aleksander Ceferin and European Club Association chairman Andrea Agnelli have both ruled out speculation of a breakaway European Super League.

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Ceferin and Agnelli came out to put to rest rumours after news magazine Der Spiegel (Germany), claimed it had documents showing Europe's top clubs planning to form a Super League from 2021.

Uefa dismisses talk of elite clubs breaking away and forming Super League

Uefa President Aleksander Ceferin attends the meeting with Italy's national football team at Quirinale Palace on October 15, 2018 in Rome, Italy.

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Speaking to BBC, Ceferin assured there was no such plan underway calling it a fictitious dream at best.

"The Super League will not happen. It is in a way fiction now or a dream," Ceferin said.

According to Der Speigel, secret talks were held over how the Super League would be up and running in three years and would feature the best from Spain, Italy, England and France.

The Uefa boss, however, admitted they had discussed on how to change the format of the Champions League to obtain a more financially attractive broadcasting deal.

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"We have some ideas but all that I can say is that any Super league is out of the question," he said.

Agnelli said he had seen no such documents and the association, that boasts over 200 European clubs, were united with Uefa in their view of how the continental game should progress.

"I can confirm we have never seen, never discussed, never been involved in the creation of this document (about a Super League)," said Agnelli.

Interestingly, Agnelli is also chairman of Serie A giants Juventus who were said to be one of the clubs involved in the secret talks calling for a breakaway.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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