A ticking bomb was detonated over the weekend, the explosion of which reverberated so loudly that the situation has not calmed down ever since. There are many questions on the table, harsh words were exchanged, but it is still far from a clear situation. Not everything regarding the new circumstances in European football has been resolved.
The Super League was founded, and UEFA and national federations threatened retaliation. This is the most superficial way to summarize everything – from which bookmakers with various types of payment methods, such as one of the top 10 Trustly betting sites, will certainly have benefits – that happened during Monday. But life is made up of those nuances between two firm attitudes.
Specifically, although 12 clubs have announced their intention to start their own competition, in principle, everyone is still in favor of not closing the door to domestic leagues. This attitude was repeated by the representatives of the three biggest Italian clubs that joined Super League – Juventus, Inter, and Milan – at the Serie A meeting on Monday.
“The founding clubs will continue to play all domestic competitions and, until Super League is launched, Juventus is willing to participate in European competitions for which it qualifies,” the Turin giants stressed in a statement.
Despite agreeing to enter a new European Super League, Inter, too, have no plans to abandon Serie A. The ‘Nerazzurri’ said that during a meeting of Italy’s 18 top-flight clubs at Lega Serie A headquarters. As a result of the Super League announcement, Inter president Steven Zhang resigned from his role on the European Club Association’s (ECA) executive board.
European clubs, as well as other Italian clubs, have reacted strongly to the whole situation. What has also been disclosed from the above-mentioned meeting of Serie A participants is that three clubs from the Italian elite division have officially demanded that Milan, Inter, and Juventus be kicked out of it as a result of the Super League announcement. Atalanta, Hellas Verona, and Cagliari are these sides who demanded that the trio of ‘outlaws’ should be immediately removed from Serie A.
Given that the president of the Italian Football Federation (FIGC), Gabriele Gravina, explicitly expressed his position against the Super League, such an outcome is something quite realistic at the moment.
We remind you that the UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin called the Super League plans “disgraceful” and “a nonsense of a project”, threatening to ban any of the players of clubs who joined the new project from competing in the upcoming European Championship for which the presence of spectators has been allowed.