UEFA to meet European Super League organizers


The European Super League’s creators, A22 Sports Management, will meet with UEFA on Tuesday.

In April 2021, Real Madrid, Barcelona, Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Tottenham, Juventus, Inter, AC Milan, and Atletico Madrid suggested forming a separate European Super League as a closed-door rival competition to UEFA’s Champions League.

Nonetheless, the plans were quickly derailed by outcry from fans throughout the world, and the vast majority of teams quickly abandoned the concept and apologized for their involvement in the attempted coup.

All three teams, Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Juventus, continue to assert that UEFA’s control of European football is not fit for purpose, and they are currently embroiled in a legal struggle awaiting a verdict on whether or not to abandon the failed project.

Meanwhile, The Athletic reports that A22’s newly appointed CEO, Bernd Reichart, will meet with UEFA on Tuesday after he requested fresh discussions on the sport’s future in a letter of correspondence sent last month.

Reichart is still intent on reviving the European Super League, and he recently told PA that the new season might begin as early as 2024/25 “This may seem like the first sensible and practical prediction, but there are too many unknowns for me to be confident in it. That’s the first practical estimate, for sure.”

The Financial Times reported that he had also said, “We want to see whether there is greater consensus about the problems facing European football.” “The game we all love will benefit from open and honest discussion, without restrictions, about how to improve the game for the long term through significant reform.”