The Footballing world is in great shock!!! The “European Super League” has set the whole football fraternity and fans on fire. Protests are shown through social media, media, and even fans are showing their rage in front of their favorite clubs. It’s really a nightmare to millions of football fans around the world.
What is the “European Super League”?
The “European Super League” is a mid-week football competition that is still on a planned level. 12 of the major European football clubs have formed a governing body together, and have announced the inauguration of this tournament as a rival of the “Uefa Champions League”.
The “founding clubs” are big football giants like Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool, Man City, Chelsea, Tottenham, AC Milan, Inter Milan, Juventus, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Athletico Madrid. The anticipation is that some more clubs will join further, and there will be 20 teams in the inaugural season.
This will be a mid-week tournament that will be played for a straight four weeks to the completion. Teams will be divided into 10 teams on two sides. Then they will play a group stage competition and the final eight teams will be qualified for the dramatic knock-out stage. Such big giants of club football will be thrashing each other day in and day out. It will be massive in terms of skills and qualities, but will it really be good for the football itself?
Experts are split into two sides. Some are finding some goods in it, but most of them are not praising it at all. Experts are talking about the reasons why did it come out so unexpectedly. The biggest reason for launching this new fixture is the major hit on the club’s finances due to the global pandemic of Covid19.
Clubs are trying to opt for some more sustainable and economically balanced approach to secure the future of European football. The clubs that are playing in this new competition will earn £250m-£300m at least. And as there will be no promotion or relegation, this money will be a fixed revenue in each season. This is a huge benefit that all clubs are looking for.
The controversial European Super League launched and collapsed in just 48 hours. ⚽️
It may well be the most dramatic two days in the sport’s history.
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This was the technical side of the tournament that you should know as a sports fan, But will the “European Super League” do any good to football overall?
People all over the world are saying it will destroy the essence of football. Talking about different home leagues, UEFA Champions League, the flavor they produce now will absolutely be ruined.
The excitement that we have now about the big matches between two big football teams, will be diminished. Because you will see big giants facing each other every day, every week. Moreover, it will be just a money-making machine than a pure emotion, and love.
Fans are absolutely disgusted after this news and not only that, experts and football legends are also criticizing this new idea. Let’s see what people are saying about the “European Super League”.
“Now, more than ever, we must protect the entire football community” – Britain’s Prince William
“I like the fact that West Ham might play Champions League next year. I don’t want them to, because I want us to be there, but I like that they have the chance.” – Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp
“I don’t like it and I hope it doesn’t happen.” – James Milner (Liverpool Player)
“It’s amazing the amount of opera that comes into the game when somebody’s pockets are getting hurt, it’s a shame it’s not like that with racism.” – Leeds United striker Patrick Bamford
Kids grow up dreaming to win the World Cup and the Champions League – not any Super League. The enjoyment of big games is that they only happen once or twice a year, not every week. Really hard to understand for all football fans out there… – Mesut Ozil
“For me, it’s absolutely unacceptable what is going on behind the scenes. Nobody wants it –- not even the fans of the clubs who want to go there want it.” – Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl