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UEFA threatened to ban separatist clubs from all competitions


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MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) – European Football Authority UEFA has warned clubs involved in a breakaway Super League that they will face being banned from domestic tournaments. and international if they set up opponents of the Champions League.

In a joint statement with Spanish, English and Italian federations and federations, UEFA said it would consider “all measures”, including courts and bans from domestic leagues. , as opposed to the breakaway plan.

UEFA said it was aware that clubs from those countries “might be planning to announce the creation of a closed league, known as the Super League”.

“If this happens, we would like to reiterate that we …. (and) both FIFA and all of our member associations – will remain united in our efforts to stop this skeptical project. , a project founded on the interests of a few clubs at a time when society needs more solidarity than ever before, “says UEFA.

“We will consider all measures available to us, at all levels, both judicial and sporting to prevent this from happening. Football is based on open competitions and athletic achievements. ; it cannot be any other way, “the statement added.

In January, FIFA stated that a breakaway tournament would not be recognized and “any club or player participating in such a competition would therefore not be allowed to participate in any such competition.” organized by FIFA or its respective federation “- means that the players will be banned from the World Cup.

UEFA’s Sunday statement said: “The clubs involved will be banned from any other tournament at the domestic, European or world level, and their players may be banned. Decline the opportunity to represent their national team.

“We thank clubs in other countries, especially those from France and Germany, who have refused to sign up for this program. We call on all football lovers. Rock, supporters and politicians, join us in fighting such a project if it wants to be proclaimed.This persistent self-interest of the few has been going on for too long. already. “

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