Madrid Atletico Madrid, Juventus and the two Milan clubs decided to leave the Super League on Wednesday, leaving the new game on the brink of extinction before it starts.
Officially, there are only two clubs left: Real Madrid and Barcelona.
On the eve, six Premier League clubs abandoned the controversial plan to create independent competitions. At the core of the Super League project is Real Madrid President Florentino Pérez, who promoted it as a game to save football and clubs that have suffered economic blows due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Madrid and Barcelona did not comment on the other founders’ decision to leave the Super League. Disagreements within the Catalan club, its captain Gerard Piqué (Gerard Piqué) gave a public speech.
The defender posted on his Twitter account early on Wednesday morning: “Football belongs to the fans. Today is more than ever.”
Although Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman tried to stay in shape, he agreed with Piqué’s tweet.
The condition for Barcelona to participate in the new European League is to get a vote from the Assemblies of Member States.
Atlético said its board of directors made a decision on Wednesday.
He added that the “situation” that allowed him to join the new alliance on Monday no longer exists today.
He added: “For the club, the harmony between all the groups that make up the Rogiblanca family, especially our fans, is of paramount importance.” “The first team’s team and coaches have expressed satisfaction with the club’s decision. And realized that sports superiority must be higher than any other standard.”
A few hours after Milan left Inter Milan and Milan.
The Italian club said: “The voices and concerns of fans all over the world about the Super League have been clear. Milan must be sensitive to the views of fans of this wonderful sport.”
Juventus took a while, but did not announce that the Super League might become a reality in the future.
The Torino Club said: “Although Juventus still firmly believes in the rationality of the sports, commercial and legal projects, it believes that the project is unlikely to be completed in the way originally envisaged.”
“Juventus remains committed to seeking long-term value creation for the company and the entire football industry.”
Inter Milan stated that the club respects its commitment to provide fans with the best football experience, because “since its establishment, innovation and tolerance have become part of our DNA.”
On Monday, UEFA threatened to veto players from the 12 founding clubs in Europe this year and next year’s World Cup. But the Madrid court issued a precautionary measure, ordering UEFA and FIFA not to obstruct the establishment of the Super League.
Before Vecchia Signora officially left, the club’s president Andrea Agnelli assured that despite numerous criticisms, there was still a “100% chance of success” in the game. And the project is moving forward.