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Twelve of Europe’s biggest football clubs have agreed to create a Super League, despite widespread criticism of the plans.

A statement from the new competition said: “AC Milan, Arsenal, Atlético Madrid, Chelsea, Barcelona, ​​Inter Milan, Juventus, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Real Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur all have joined as founding clubs.

“Three more clubs are expected to join ahead of the inaugural season, which is expected to start as soon as possible.”

Florentino Pérez, president of Real Madrid and first president of the Super League, said: “We will help football at all levels and bring it to its rightful place in the world.

“We will help football at all levels and bring it to its rightful place in the world. Football is the only global sport in the world with over four billion supporters and our responsibility as big clubs is to respond to their desires. “

The project is being launched to compete with the UEFA Champions League format that currently dominates European football and it comes as UEFA was due to approve plans for an enlarged and restructured Champions League on Monday.

The new Super League was criticized by politicians, such as Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Labor Party leader Sir Keir Starmer, as well as former players such as Gary Neville.

Mr Johnson said the new league “will strike at the heart of the national game and affect fans across the country.”

He added: “The clubs involved must respond to their supporters and the wider football community before taking any further action.”

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