The European Super League concept includes a competition among 64 men’s and 32 women’s clubs, intended as a replacement for the existing UEFA competitions. Supporters of the league unveiled its new format after Europe’s top court found UEFA and FIFA were breaking European Union laws by preventing the creation of a new league. European Super League sponsor A22 Sports has announced plans to introduce the new ESL format in an effort to develop a competitive and dynamic football environment across Europe. According to the decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union, the ban on the entry of clubs and players into the Super League was declared illegal.
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So far, Real Madrid President Florentino Perez and Barcelona President Joan Laporta have clearly expressed their support for ESL publicly. However, the Premier League, Bundesliga, La Liga and Ligue 1 rejected the idea of creating this new league. In this matter, Manchester United, Manchester City, Bayern Munich, Sevilla, Borussia Dortmund, Roma, PSG, Monaco, Feyenoord, Real Sociedad, Inter , Tottenham, Chelsea and other European clubs have publicly spoken out against the ESL.
An interesting fact is that Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, Inter, Juventus, Milan, Atletico Madrid , Barcelona and Real Madrid are the 12 clubs that were involved in the creation of the Super League initiative in April 2021. At the same time, Real Madrid and Barcelona adhered to the general principles of the new European tournament, and the remaining 10 clubs refused to participate due to pressure from fans, governments and players.
European Super League format
The proposed European Super League format includes a 64-club men’s competition and a 32-club women’s competition, replacing both the men’s and women’s UEFA Champions League. Sports development company A22 Sports has announced plans to create the most exciting club football competition in the world. According to the updated format, ESL will be held within an open system with the ability to move clubs between levels.
The tournament will consist of two stages: group and playoffs. In the men’s tournament, the 64 participating teams will be divided into three levels: Star, Gold and Blue. The Star League will consist of 16 teams, divided into two groups of eight. Likewise, the Golden League will feature 16 clubs divided into two groups of eight. The Blue level will feature 32 clubs divided into four groups of eight. During the group stage, clubs will play each other home and away. Each team will play 14 matches a season – seven at home and seven away.
The top four teams from each Star League group, the top four from the Golden League and the top two from the Blue League will advance to the knockout stages, where the quarter-finals and semi-finals will be played over two legs, with the final played at a neutral site. The last two teams in the Star and Golden Leagues will be relegated to a lower level, while the two teams that reach the finals of the Gold and Blue Leagues will be promoted to a higher level. In addition, the 20 teams finishing last in the Blue League will be excluded from the competition and replaced by the highest performing clubs from the national European leagues. Matches will be played midweek to ensure the new competition is compatible with Europe’s domestic leagues. The proposed Women’s European Super League will also operate on a promotion and relegation system. 16 teams will be in the Star League, and the remaining 16 will participate in the Golden League.