Macron urges EU to put the Super League out of existence

In recent months, much discussion has centered on the European Super League. The contentious tournament’s organizers, A22, have been making waves with their new suggestions.

A large number of soccer clubs and organizations have disregarded this and kept putting their faith in UEFA. But more and more people are speaking out against the competition. As a result, French President Emmanuel Macron has joined the chorus in a joint statement denouncing the Super League.

France has successfully pushed the European Union to endorse a united declaration. A “link between annual performance in domestic competitions and all European competitions” would be the goal, as reported by POLITICO. Every member state of the European Union except Spain has signed the statement.

The French President is now pressuring the European Commission to propose laws that further establish that connection. The French document goes above and beyond any prior EU remarks.

The letter opposes the idea of a closed league without explicitly mentioning the Super League. In the meantime, it also highlights the need for open competition. This would seal the deal for the A22’s European Super League while barring the UEFA Champions League.

Spain does not join Macron and France in Super League opposition

Ever since a December 20203 decision by the Court of Justice of the EU opened a door for their intentions, A22 has been trying to revive their initiative. It debuted in April 2021 and then promptly crashed.

On Thursday, UEFA will have its Congress in Paris. In the meantime, the French are trying to pass a bill that would do away with the Super League entirely.

Except for Spain, all member states of the European Union have ratified the deal, as reported by Mundo Deportivo. Nonetheless, the research reveals that Spain is now withholding its signature from the joint proclamation for a valid cause.

In the report, the Spanish government explained why it will not sign. Shortly…


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Author : Martina Alcheva

Publish date : 2024-02-08 20:12:54

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