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UEFA president mocks Real Madrid, Barcelona over Super League: “Wonderful competition with only two clubs”

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To the dismay of some, and the joy of others, the European Super League is back with a revised format, the announcement of which was made today.

The new format features a three-tier league-plus-knockout system with relegation and promotion, the qualification for which will depend on club performances in the domestic league season.

As expected, most of the big teams across the top five European leagues have already rejected the Super League’s new format, including Manchester United, Roma, Borussia Dortmund, Atletico Madrid, PSG, and Bayern Munich among others.

Apart from Barcelona and Real Madrid, only Napoli seem open to the idea of joining the Super League.

And UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has taken that opportunity to come out to talk about the competition, mocking Barcelona and Real Madrid.

“They can create whatever they want. I hope they have a wonderful competition with only two clubs,” he said, as relayed by Mundo Deportivo.

“I’m not sure if Barcelona and Madrid know what they are doing. Football is not for sale.”

The Court of Justice of the European Union accepted the Super League’s appeal earlier today, giving the go-ahead for the competition. Speaking on that, Ceferin said:

“We see the decision as an opportunity to improve some rules. But football remains united, that’s why all stakeholders are talking together. 

“There is a stark contrast between the ECJ press summary and the ruling itself. The ruling is really positive,” he added.

Ceferin also took a dig at the broadcaster A22, who have agreed to telecast the competition for free for fans.

“I have the feeling that A22, now that it’s coming up to Christmas, have seen a big box. They were super happy, but when they opened the box they saw that it didn’t really have much in it.”

UEFA, FIFA, Premier League, La Liga, and other domestic competitions have already rejected the idea of the European Super League, and will continue to do so as long as Barcelona and Madrid push for it.

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