There have been various rumours regarding the European Super League in recent hours. It has come to light that UEFA was planning a change in the Champions League format to counter the chances of the European Super League being formed.
However, it has been learned that 12 clubs have already agreed to form the European Super League. 3 Spanish clubs – Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid, 3 Italian clubs – Juventus, Inter Milan and AC Milan and 6 English clubs – Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur have agreed on the formation of the European Super League.
To counter the formation of the European Super League, UEFA were already in the process of reforming the Champions League.
As learnt from various sources, the main highlights new Champions League format are:
- There will be 36 teams instead of 32 teams.
- There will be new spots for elite clubs who failed to qualify.
- It will be one league instead of groups.
- The best 8 teams will reach the knockout stage.
- Other teams will qualify through new round of play-offs.
- Every club will be guaranteed to play 10 games, which will increase revenue.
UEFA, along with FIFA and other domestic league organizations, have already given their official statements condemning the formation of the European Super League. The statement warns of potential legal action against teams creating a new European Super League. They’ve also warned players involved could be banned from representing their country.
The Champions League and Europa League fixtures have also been temporarily postponed after the announcement of the European Super League. It has caused a tumultuous situation in the football world.