Roy Keane delivers blunt take on European Super League involving Liverpool

Bayern are currently Champions League holders but aren't included in the new Super League plans. Image PA Images

Bayern are currently Champions League holders but aren't included in the new Super League plans. Image PA Images

Commenting on the Super League, Sky News' City editor Mark Kleinman said: "My understanding is that 12 clubs from across Europe including the six biggest English clubs have now signed up to this new format".

"Fans of any club in England and across Europe can now dream that their team may climb to the top and play against the best", the Premier League said in a statement.

Amid the reports about a planned announcement of the European Super League, UEFA, along with the English FA, Premier League, Spanish FA (RFEF), La Liga, Italian FA (FIGC) and Lega Serie A, have released a joint statement on Sunday.

Manchester United and Tottenham are among the clubs reported to be supporting the European Super League.

"It is illegitimate, irresponsible and anti-competitive by design", said Fans Europe, a football supporters' network.

It added such a league would "undermine the appeal of the whole game" and that they would work with the FA, the English Football League, Professional Footballers' Association, League Managers Association and fans to "defend the integrity and future prospects of English football".

The developments occurred on the eve of a new-look 36-team Champions League being discussed by UEFA on Monday.

"We will work with fans, The FA, EFL, PFA and LMA, as well as other stakeholders, at home and overseas, to defend the integrity and future prospects of English football in the best interests of the game".

No. In their first few meetings, at least, they expressed their desire to keep on playing in their domestic leagues. The top four from each group would progress to two-legged quarter-finals, semi-finals and a one-legged decider.

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Which teams would participate in the new Super League?

It would run the domestic game, it would destroy traditional clubs with history and allow those big-money clubs to thrive, even though some of them don't have any history.

Since then leading clubs in the European Club Association (ECA) have been negotiating with UEFA over a new expanded and restructured tournament.

As per the Sunday Times" report, Uefa officials have tried contacting Agnelli since Saturday but the Italian is said to have "gone off the radar', according to one of their sources.

In a joint statement, they said clubs that sign up to the league will be banned from playing in any other domestic, European or worldwide competitions, while their players could be prevented from representing their national teams.

Any clubs intending to push ahead as part of a European Superleague, warned that this would / could then see them barred from all domestic competitions, any other officially sanctioned European /World competition, plus players of any club taking part in a European Superleague finding themselves nearly certainly barred from playing for their countries in World Cups and European Championships.

"This persistent self-interest of a few has been going on for too long".

In January, European media reported plans for a breakaway European league, citing a document which outlined a 20-team league, outside of UEFA's control, made up of 15 permanent members and five who would qualify for the competition annually.

However, Bundesliga duo Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund have so far refused to join the new project, which is scheduled to begin in 2022.

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