Like its 5 English counterparts, the Chelsea club has formalized its withdrawal from the Super League, in a press release published on Wednesday morning. There is no longer any English team in the project of this European competition, which is still losing ground.
There is no longer an English club in the European Super League project. Initially in the project launched and formalized this Sunday by 12 clubs, 6 English teams were included in this project, like three other Spanish and Italian teams. Chelsea formalized their withdrawal on Tuesday.
“Our participation would not be in the best interest of the club”
This Tuesday evening, all the other English representatives had communicated their refusal to participate in this new competition, with the aim of replacing the Champions League. Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, Tottenham and Arsenal had backed down, especially in the face of the popular outcry caused by the formalization of this project.
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“The Chelsea club can confirm that they have started formal procedures to withdraw from the group which is drawing up plans for a European Super League,” the Blues statement said on Wednesday morning. We have decided that our participation in these plans will not be in the best interests of the club, our supporters or the football community at large “.
This Monday, UEFA officially obtained the support of Fifa in its fight, during its congress organized in Switzerland. The European body which organizes the Champions League had threatened the dissidents with sanctions if this project came to fruition. UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin called the clubs to reason. The message was heard by English clubs, which also aroused strong hostility from players in the football world, from players to supporters.