FIFA President Gianni Infantino PHOTO/AFP
GENEVA-SHIFTMEDIA- FIFA president Gianni Infantino has warned clubs that broke away from the Champions League to join the newly formed Superleague of “dire consequences”.
In an interview with talksport, Infantino described the breakaway as embarrassing.
The formation of the breakaway competition has been condemned across the football community with the Premier League, FA and even Prime Minister Boris Johnson criticising the clubs involved.
However, Florentino Perez, has dismissed claims by UEFA that players from the Super League will be banned
Perez, the Real Madrid president is the chairman of the newly-formed breakaway competition.
Florentino points that the competition was necessary for clubs to bounce back financially following the impact of the pandemic.
The Chairman of the newly-formed European Super League Florentino Perez disclosed that the breakaway competition is organised as a solution to a very bad financial situation.
Reports indicate that up to Euro 3 billion has been pumped into the new league that has attracted top clubs from UK, Italy and Spain.
The clubs include Premier League’s ‘Big Six’ and top clubs from the La Liga and those from the Italian top-flight league.
Plans to formulate the European Super League has generated a lot of reactions since the announcement was made.
However, UEFA has issued a statement against such action saying ‘enough is enough.
The European football’s governing body (UEFA) has condemned plans for a breakaway from a number of Europe’s elite clubs that would threaten to kill off the Champions League.
The Real Madrid president dismissed claims that teams in the Super League players will be expelled from European competitions and domestic leagues.
A total of 12 elite clubs in Europe have announced their breakaway to jointly form a competition that will likely usurp the Champions League.