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Real Madrid Reportedly Leading New Super League Project

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The rollercoaster that is the European Super League continues, as Real Madrid is reportedly heading a new project that would exclude English clubs, going against both the Premier League and UEFA.

Three of the original Super League founding clubs — La Liga’s Real Madrid and Barcelona and Serie A’s Juventus — are working on a separate proposal for a breakaway league in hopes to gain approval, according to La Liga president Javier Tebas.

  • Italian Football Federation president Gabriele Gravina said on Thursday that Serie A teams will be banned from the Italian league if they make any attempts to revive the Super League. 
  • The European Court of Justice will decide in the coming months whether UEFA’s control of European soccer is a monopoly. The three teams filed a suit against UEFA and FIFA in October alleging they regulate and profit from the competitions they oversee — a violation of European competition law.

“What the courts do is apply the rules approved by the European Union, that is very clear that it does not want Super League projects,” Tebas said.

Lingering League

The idea for the original Super League has been revived a few times, with multiple changes made to proposals in an effort to be approved. Reports claimed some of the changes included removing permanent membership from the league and devising two tiers with 20 clubs each

“It’s freedom, it’s financial fair play,” Real Madrid president Florentino Perez said in November.

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