The professional football world has turned upside down with news of 12 top European football clubs announcing the formation of a new competition called the European Super League. It is a new European competition between 20 top clubs comprised of 15 founders and five annual qualifiers.
There will be two groups of 10 clubs each, playing home and away fixtures within the group each year. There would be no promotion or relegation from the league, with only five qualification places available each year.
The new structure would all but end competition at the highest level. And would make it almost impossible for smaller teams to break into Europe’s elite, shattering the sport’s long-standing ethos.
“Three more clubs are expected to join as Founding Clubs before the inaugural season, which is expected to start as soon as possible.” – The Official Press release from the Super League.
Predicting last 3 founding members of European Super League
Since the announcement of the European Super league, the idea and the teams signed up for the league have been heavily criticized. People have been guessing that the last three spots of the founding members are to filled by Bayern Munich, PSG, and Borussia Dortmund. However, there has been no official release from the teams.
It’s possible that the German sides may not be participating in the League as of now because of their structure. Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund, are governed by the 50+1 rule. This means the club members and the fans have a controlling stake. As a result of which private commercial interests can’t gain control.
There are other teams who have been linked with the Super League like FC Porto, Ajax, Anderlecht, Olympiacos, Galatasaray, CSKA Moscow, Dynamo Kyiv, and IFK Goteborg. These are all the top teams of their respected domestic league carrying their rich history of football with them.
The European Super League is expected to provide significantly greater economic growth and support for European football. The founding members of the European Super League would get a share of at least €3.5bn in initial infrastructure grants.
This amount of money is nearly refusable by any club. And this could help the clubs in this financial crisis due to the Covid-19. It will be interesting to see who gets the last three positions of founding members in the European Super League.
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