Superliga warns FIFA that it has already started its legal defense

Superliga warns FIFA that it has already started its legal defense

The founding teams of the new competition seek to stop the agency’s attempts to prevent its launch

All 12 European clubs who have announced the formation of a Super league soccer team told the leaders of the FIFA and the UEFA that legal actions have already been initiated to stop attempts to prevent the launch of the new competition, according to a letter to which he had access The Associated Press.

The letter was sent by the group of English, Spanish and Italian clubs to the president of the FIFA, Gianni Infantino, and its counterpart from the UEFA, Aleksander ceferin, indicating that the Super league already had a guarantee of 4,000 million euros (5.5 billion dollars) of financing from a financial institution.

The UEFA threatened with legal actions to the clubs of the Super league –among those who are the Barcelona, Real Madrid, Juventus Y Manchester United– after his plans were leaked. The European organization warned that Rebel clubs could be expelled from national competitions such as the Spanish LaLiga and the English Premier League, as well as from international competitions.

“We are concerned that FIFA and the UEFA can respond to this invitation letter trying to impose punitive measures to exclude any participating club or player from their respective competitions, “wrote the clubs of the Super league to Infantino and Ceferin.

“However, your formal statement urges us to take preventive measures to protect ourselves from this adverse reaction, which would not only jeopardize the financing commitment […] rather, something significant, it would be illegitimate. For this reason, SLCo [Super League Company] has filed a motion with the relevant courts to ensure the uneventful formation and operation of the competition in accordance with the applicable laws. “

The courts they had attended were not identified.

“It is our duty, as members of the board of SLCo, ensure that all reasonable actions available are taken with diligence to protect the interests of the competition and our investors, given the irreparable damage they would suffer if, for any reason, they were deprived of the opportunity to timely establish the competition and distribute the benefits “of financing, continued the Super league.

The Super league He intends to create a 20-team tournament with 15 founding members, although now there are only 12 registered. The other participants are Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City,Y Tottenham Hotspur In England; Atlético de Madrid and the Italians AC Milan and Inter de Milan.

The split was launched just as the UEFA, who runs European football, believed they had an agreement to extend the Champions League from 2024. Now, the same managers who supported those plans have decided to organize themselves and claim that existing competitions could be maintained, despite losing to your most successful teams, such as Real Madrid, which has a record of 13 European championships with the current format, and Liverpool, with six titles.

“The competition will be played together with the current national league and cup competitions that are a key piece of the competitive fabric of European football,” said the letter from the Super league to Infantino Y Ceferin. “We are not trying to replace the UEFA Champions League nor to the Europa League, but to compete with and coexist with those tournaments. “

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