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After 48 hours of its launch, European Super League faces collapse as 6 English clubs quit

The newly-formed European Super League faces huge uncertainty as just 48 hours of its launch all six Premier League English clubs announced their withdrawal, followed by two Italian and Spanish clubs.

Manchester City was  the first club to back out of the European Super League and then Arsenal, Manchester United, Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea announced their withdrawal. With widespread backlash from Football’s top administrative bodies, its global fan base and even heads of state, the six English Premier clubs decided to quit the league. Spanish club Atlético Madrid and Inter Milan of Italy also withdrew. According to sources, Barcelona and AC Milan were also in the process of ending their association.

The league, which was announced with 12 founding members, is being haeded by Real Madrid President Florentino Perez. It is now left with only Juventus and Real Madrid. Juventus Chairman Andrea Agnelli, one of he driving forces of European Super League, indicated that the league had no future with eight of the 12 clubs pulling out. “I remain convinced of the beauty of that project, of the value that it would have developed to the pyramid, of the creation of the best competition in the world, but evidently no. I don’t think that project is now still up and running.” Agnelli told Reuters.

The Super League issued a statement saying, “Given the current circumstances, we shall reconsider the most appropriate steps to reshape the project, always having in mind our goals of offering fans the best experience possible while enhancing solidarity payments for the entire football community.”

 

About Poulomi Kundu

PoulomiKundu started her career in 2000 as a freelance journalist in Hindustan Times. Soon after she was selected an intern in Zee News, Kolkata. After her post- graduation in English, Poulomi joined the leading television production house of eastern India, Rainbow Productions. She was a journalist in Khas Khobor, a Bengali news magazine programme in Doordarshan and also headed the post production department of another programme, Khas Kolkata. In 2004, Poulomi moved to Delhi as a creative writer in an advertising agency, Brand Stewards Pvt. Ltd. In 2005, she again shifted her base for a better opportunity and that in Mumbai. There she got the job in Raa Media Pvt Ltd. as an associate director of two programmes for Doordarshan-Yuva and Paisa Vasool. In the meantime, she also wrote features in DNA as a freelancer. Poulomi directs promotional videos, develops scripts for films for Corporate and NGOs. But an ardent sports lover, Poulomi always had an urge to contribute somewhere in the field of sports. Her love for sports started from an early age when she played gully cricket and football for local teams. Academics and professional hazards sometimes took her away from her passion, but it never died in her. She always nurtured the never-ending dream. So she materialized her dream in the form of ‘SPORTSAVOUR’. It is an online sports portal that serves sports with the tagline ‘For the indigenous, unconventional, unknown’.

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