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Plans for a separatist European Super League are “a spit in the face of all football fans,” the UEFA president said.

Aleksandr Ceferin has said players from the 12 clubs who host their own competition in midweek, including Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham, could be banned from this year’s European Championship and the Cup. of the world next year.

The other ‘founding clubs’ that have signed up are AC Milan, Inter Milan and Juventus, as well as Atletico Madrid, Barcelona and Real Madrid of Spain, with three more expected to join before the inaugural season.

Speaking after an emergency meeting of European football’s governing body, Ceferin launched a scathing attack on the plans, which were widely condemned throughout the game and beyond.

The new competition rivals the established UEFA Champions League format that currently dominates European football.

“We are still evaluating with our legal team, but we will take any sanctions we can and we will notify you as soon as possible,” he said.

“My opinion is that as soon as possible they should be banned from all of our competitions and from players in all of our competitions.”

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He said at a press conference: “I cannot insist more strongly, UEFA and the football world are united against this shameful and selfish of a few clubs in Europe, fueled by greed and nothing else .

“It is not that football, societies and governments across Europe are united, we are all united against this absurdity of the project.

“We have the English FA, the Spanish and Italian federations, FIFA, all 55 member associations are unanimous against these cynical plans.

“Our sport has become the greatest on the basis of sporting merit and we cannot allow that to change, we never will.”

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This notice was published: 2021-04-19 13:02:00