Super League players face World Cup and Euros ban, warns furious Uefa chief | European Super League | The Guardian

    uefa president aleksander ceferin has insisted that players joining the new european super league will be banned from world cups and european championships if the leak materializes.

    ceferin admitted a ban was unlikely to come into force in time for Euro 2020, which starts in June, but left no doubt about his anger at the super league, calling it “shameful and selfish”. proposal of clubs motivated by greed.”

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    “players who will play in teams that could play in the closed league will be banned from playing in the world cup and the euro, so they will not be able to represent their national teams in any match”, he said. “These cynical plans are completely against what football should be. this idea is a spit in the face of all football lovers and society as well. I’m not going to call them the dirty dozen, but…”

    added: “they write in their press release about solidarity, they don’t know ‘s’ about solidarity. they want to be famous. they will be famous in the wrong way.”

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    However, a statement from the fifpro players’ union on Monday night said it “will strongly oppose measures by either party that impede players’ rights, such as the exclusion of their national teams.”


    Meanwhile, UEFA committee member Jesper Moller has claimed that Chelsea, Manchester City and Real Madrid will be kicked out of the Champions League this week. “The clubs must go, and I hope that happens on Friday,” he told Danish broadcaster dr. “Then we have to figure out how to finish the champions league tournament (this season). there should be an extraordinary meeting of the executive committee on Friday. I have the expectation that all 12 suits will be discarded.”

    However, the president of Real Madrid, Florentino Pérez, dismissed that threat as “impossible” and also said that the decision to establish the breakaway league had been imposed on the 12 clubs.

    “uefa is a monopoly, but it should be more transparent”, he said. “We want to save football for the next 20 years, it is in a moment of grave danger. if you win, you receive 120 to 130 million euros from uefa, but with the super league we will earn much more. Many top clubs in Spain, Italy and the UK want to find a solution to a very bad financial situation. if there is no public, small, medium and large clubs will die. they (uefa) want to make changes for the 2024 champions league, but if we wait for that, we will all die.”

    ceferin also suggested that it was not impossible that national leagues could expel teams that had broken up. “This is the decision of the national leagues, but we are in contact with them and I am sure that they will impose the same sanctions, as we will do within the law, of course,” he said.

    Uefa previously confirmed that it would continue with a revamped 36-club Champions League from 2024, whether or not the European Super League is established. However, Ceferin admitted that Sunday’s announcement took him by surprise.

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    “I have seen many things in my life, I was a criminal lawyer for 24 years, so I have seen different people, but I have never seen people like this,” he said. “If I start with Ed Woodward,” he added of the Executive Vice President of Manchester United. “I didn’t have much contact with him, but he called me last Thursday night and told me that he is very satisfied with the reforms, that he fully supports the reforms and that the only thing he would like to talk about is a financial fair. play. and obviously he already signed something else. ”

    ceferin was even more direct when talking about the president of juventus, andrea agnelli. “He’s probably the biggest disappointment of all,” he said. “I don’t want to get too personal. but the fact is that he had never seen a person lie so often, so persistently. what he did was amazing. I spoke with him on Saturday afternoon. he says: ‘these are just rumours. don’t worry, nothing happens ‘and then he said:’ I’ll call you in an hour ‘and turned off the phone. the next day, we received the announcement. I have seen many things in my life but no situation like that. obviously, greed is so strong that all human values ​​evaporate.”

    Earlier, ceferin was asked if it’s right that a player who could have signed with a club years ago is kicked out of his national team if that club joins the breakout. “Yeah, it’s an interesting question, and I think this is one of the legal issues,” he said.

    ceferin ended his impressive press conference with a final reply to the clubs that have decided to leave. “how can you see all your fans protesting and you don’t care?” he said. “You’re full of money anyway, but you want more and more and more. I’ve had enough of football clubs being active, they’re part of our history.”

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