Former UEFA president Gianni Infantino stated his and FIFA’s opposition to the April 18 founding of the breakaway movement by 12 European teams.
Pressure from fans and the UK government led to the withdrawal of six English teams 48 hours later, including Champions League finalists Manchester City and Chelsea.
Even though Inter Milan, Atletico Madrid, and AC Milan withdrew, Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Juventus have yet to do so.
As part of their financial penalties from UEFA, the nine withdrawing clubs will donate €15 million to youth and grassroots football across Europe.
European soccer’s governing body, UEFA, said on Friday that disciplinary action would be taken against the three teams.
Three teams refused to back down from their commitment to the project on Saturday, calling UEFA’s demands “intolerable.
Gianni Infantino Has Denied FIFA Colluded with Clubs
Gianni Infantino, FIFA’s president, has denied that the organisation conspired with clubs to create the controversial Super League.
But he has stopped short of claiming that no discussions at all had taken place. Extra Football-Related News
On Friday, following the FIFA convention, the organization’s president issued a statement calling the Super League’s proposed separation from FIFA “a breach in the game.”
It took Infantino nine minutes to respond to a question about FIFA’s role in the Super League’s development and whether or not it had supplied support.
But he ultimately replied that it was his responsibility to listen to anyone in the game who was exploring a new format.
Tebar Said It Was Not In The Hands of The League to Punish The Clubs
Tebar stated that the league could do nothing about the two stubborn clubs in La Liga. According to the Italian FA president, but not the Italian league: “Says Tebas on Tuesday.
UEFA is the organisation that owns the federations, not the leagues. Virtually every team has admitted they were wrong. The reaction of their fans has been the worst punishment.
They have admitted fault, and that is something we must take into account. There is yet hope for this doomed endeavour. They won’t have the resources to see it through without the help of English clubs.”
In an interview, La Liga president Javier Tebas blamed FIFA president Gianni Infantino for the demise of the European Super League.
Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, Juventus, Inter Milan, AC Milan, Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea.
And Tottenham Hotspur are only 12 of Europe’s greatest football teams that have announced their own league, the European Super League (ESL).
Nobody anticipated the outpouring of disapproval from the clubs’ fan bases, and under pressure from those supporters as well as UEFA and the leagues’ governing bodies, the plan was scrapped.