Football’s rulers move to "kill" breakaway super league

21 January 2021

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Photo: PA Images Any player or club involved in a European "Super League" would not be allowed to participate in any competition organised by FIFA or the six confederations, football's main bodies have warned in a rare, joint statement.

FIFA and confederations joint statement heads off growing momentum behind Super League.

UEFA understood to be “genuinely worried” by rising support from leading clubs, including Manchester United and Barcelona.

Reports of €350 million “golden hello” to founder members.

“The big clubs win whichever direction this goes.”

James Corbett corbett@offthepitch.com

Sources across European football have told offthepitch.com that plans for a ‘Super League’ operating outside UEFA’s jurisdiction had reached such an advanced stage that the European governing body was “genuinely worried” and that it wanted them “dead”.

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