Following news that elite clubs are in negotiations about a new competition called the European Premier League that could usurp the Champions League, UEFA has now expressed its opposition to the proposal in an official statement.
The two biggest supporters of the new competition that will incorporate a league format, followed by a playoff, are Liverpool and Manchester United.
But UEFA opposed the European ‘Super League’ plans, arguing that the proposals would contribute to ‘boring’ football.
“The UEFA President has made it clear on many occasions that UEFA strongly opposes a Super League. The principles of solidarity, of promotion, relegation and open leagues are non-negotiable,” it read, as shared by Simon Stone, BBC Sport reporter.
“It is what makes European football work and the Champions League the best sports competition in the world. UEFA and the clubs are committed to building on such strength not to destroy it to create a super-league of 10, 12, even 24 clubs, which would inevitably become boring.”