The source confirmed to ESPN that Chelsea and Manchester City have decided to withdraw from the proposed UEFA Super League.
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After announcing on Sunday that they are one of the 12 largest European football teams planning to leave the UEFA Champions League, the turning point of the two Premier League clubs is a shocking U-turn.
Chelsea News was first reported by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and confirmed by ESPN’s James Olley, while the Sun reported Manchester City first. This news was obtained by ESPN̵
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Organizers of the Chinese Super League led by Real Madrid President Florentino Perez have stated that they hope to add three more founding members before the start of a “practical” game.
The development comes before Chelsea’s Premier League match against Brighton at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday. Sources told Olly that a group of Chelsea players went to Chairman Bruce Buck to say that they were opposed to the proposed league.
Hundreds of hours of fans gathered outside Stamford Bridge a few hours before kickoff, expressing opposition to the club’s plan to sign up for the new game.
Technical and performance director Petr Cech interceded with supporters on the camera, asking fans to stop them from entering the stadium and let the team bus into the ground.
The news spread. The Blues were drafting documents to revoke their decision to join, which aroused the cheers and admiration of the fans. They had left the stadium’s main gate for about 300 yards, which made the fans cheered.
At the same time, according to ESPN reports and Spanish media reports, in Spain, the condition for Barcelona to participate in the new league is that members of La Liga clubs vote for the proposal.
Catalan television station TV3 reported that Barcelona’s President Joan Laporta’s contract with 11 other founding clubs includes a clause that allows the club to withdraw from the agreement if its members disagree.
The report also added that La Portetta met with Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman on Tuesday to explain the club’s position in the Chinese Super League, and arranged to meet with club captain Lionel Messi and Gera on Wednesday. De Pique, Sergio Busquets and Sergi Roberto talking.
Barcelona did not immediately comment.
Unlike the Champions League competition, in the UEFA Champions League, teams must pass their domestic league qualifications, and the founding Super League team will ensure that they have a place in the new competition every year.
UEFA warned that it might impose sanctions on clubs and players participating in the breakthrough game, and attracted the attention of public figures such as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, French President Emmanuel Macron and Pope Francis.
FIFA President Gianni Infantino told the 12 leaving UEFA Super League clubs on Tuesday that they cannot be “half behind” and must face realistic decisions.
Many of the top players in the contracts of these six Premier League clubs have expressed concern about UEFA’s threat to ban them from participating in international competitions, including the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, to play for their country.