“You can’t get in or out”: FIFA president warns Super League clubs of “consequences”
FIFA President Gianni Infantino has warned 12 teams involved in Super League breakaway plans that they expect “consequences” for their actions, as members of Europe’s elite have said, “they can’t get in or out.”
After many years of guessing, proposals for the creation of a new continental tournament have been worked out which will deliver a “closed shop” for those at the top of the football food chain.
He has continued to build opposition to the parties that have signed up to become members, as their actions are being questioned, and harsh sanctions are being imposed on the groups involved in the issues.
What is said?
FIFA has already spoken out against the Super League project, and Infantino added to the UEFA Congress: “At FIFA, we cannot completely condemn the creation of the Super League, which is a closed shop, as an escape from current institutions such as leagues, associations, UEFA and FIFA.
“A lot has to be thrown in for the short-term economic gain of some. People have to think very well. They have to reflect and take responsibility.
“If some people choose to go their own way, then they will have to live with the consequences they have chosen. They are responsible for the choice they make. Specifically, that means you are either in or out. You can’t be in or out.
What has FIFA already said?
The governing body of the World Cup said Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham, Manchester City, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Juventus, Inter and AC Milan had announced their Super League intentions shortly after the release of the statement: Taking into account the demands of the media and as has been said many times, FIFA wants to make it clear that it is in favor of solidarity in football and an equitable redistribution model, which can help develop football as a sport, especially in the world.
“In our view, and in accordance with our statutes, any football competition, national, regional or global, should always reflect the basic principles of solidarity, inclusiveness, integrity and fair financial distribution.
“In addition, football’s governing bodies should use all legal, sporting and diplomatic means to continue to do so. In the face of this background, FIFA may express its disapproval of” a closed European league escape “outside international football structures and not respecting the above principles.
“FIFA is always committed to unity in world football and calls on all parties involved in the debate to have a calm, constructive and balanced dialogue for the good of the game and in a spirit of solidarity and fair play. FIFA will, of course, make progress in the general interests of football. everything needed to help harmonize “.
Who else has been talking?
Past and present players, supporters and sports organizations around the planet have quickly condemned the actions of those accused of acting in their best interests.
UEFA has been at the center of the debate, without hitting any blows in the assessment of those involved with the president of the European football governing body, Alexander Ceferin.
He has vowed to make sure of that Any player participating in the Superliga will be prohibited from representing the corresponding countrymeanwhile, no place will be found for associated groups at home or continental events.
Ceferin has named the main characters in the Super League proposal as “snakes” and he still hopes to see the bad advice shots ripped out while some serious delays occur.
He added at the UEFA Congress: “Gentlemen, you have made a terrible mistake. Some will say it is greed, others sadness, arrogance … there is still time to change your mind. Everyone makes mistakes.
“Football belongs to no one. Or rather, it belongs to everyone, because football is part of our heritage. Respect for history. Respect for tradition. Respect for others. That means something.
“Big clubs today weren’t necessarily big clubs in the past, and there’s no guarantee that they’ll be big clubs in the future. Football is dynamic, it’s unpredictable. That makes it a beautiful game.
“Clubs that think they are big and untouchable today should remember where they come from. And they should realize that if they are giants in Europe today, it is partly thanks to UEFA.”