The European Super League plans were seemingly shelved, with most of the clubs pulling out only days after the initial plans were revealed.
Last year, though, three big European clubs decided to carry on with the original plans. Barcelona, Juventus and Real Madrid have been very vocal about their desire to carry on with the plans that they originally had. And now, new information about the proposed league has come to light.
European Super League to have 50 teams
Earlier, one of the main criticisms of the plans was the importance given to the ‘Big Clubs’ in Europe. Now, however, the plans have changed to represent 12 countries from the continent and the tournament will consist of 50 teams.
Countries like Portugal, Denmark and Netherlands will all be represented in the European Super League’s new format. But, it will be based on a system of ‘meritocracy’.
Juventus’ recent issues have proved to be a point to pounce upon for UEFA. Their entire board, including president Andrea Agnelli, resigned due to the false accounting investigation. The club have been handed a 15-point deduction in Serie A for their actions.
And now, the promises of a bigger prize money pool seem to have attracted more scepticism. Barcelona and Real Madrid remain committed to the cause, and have not given up in their pursuit of the Super League. They maintain that it is the only way to ‘save football’, even though it would mean the removal of the Champions League.