THE BALL – Florentino and Laporta with Reichart: “The Superliga is very much alive” (UEFA)

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the undertaking to create a European Superliga, Bernd Reichart, lined up this Friday, in Madrid, on the ‘New Economy’ convention, and with the presidents of Real Madrid, Florentino Pérez, and Barcelona, ​​​​​​​​Joan Laporta , by his aspect – Andrea Agnelli (Juventus) was purported to be there, however an alleged «flight drawback» prevented him from touring from Turin (Italy) – that the undertaking to make a contest with the giants of European soccer «livelier. than earlier than”.

A response to the non-binding opinion issued the day earlier than – Thursday, the fifteenth of this month – by Judge Athanasios Rantos, of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), on the criticism filed by A22 Sports Management (promoter of the Superliga) towards the foundations of UEFA and FIFA, which, bear in mind, threatened with heavy fines and excluding the golf equipment that, within the first hour, determined, in April 2021, to make a European competitors with elite golf equipment just like the Champions however improved. .and closed, and with Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus as foundations, which nonetheless proceed to battle, now within the moments of justice in Europe, for the event of the undertaking: the TJUE sentence might be introduced solely in April.

But on at the present time, in a resort unit within the capital of Spain, the presidents of Real Madrid and Barcelona went to take heed to the robust man of the undertaking, Bernd Reichart, and, with his presence, confirmed that they proceed with bolstered dedication to make an try that, they are saying, will give larger earnings to the ‘giants’ of the outdated continent, even when it is already in different methods, open, with entrances and exits from golf equipment, and not closed, as the thought defended at first. time.

“The Superliga is not lifeless, it is very much alive and it is the longer term. Since October, and in the previous few weeks, I’ve spoken to greater than 30 golf equipment, which have withdrawn from the undertaking for worry of sanctions .But they aren’t too afraid: they know that they should be the masters of their very own future», burdened Reichart.

“The choose’s opinion acknowledges that any entity can arrange competitions, and that UEFA and FIFA should not have that exclusivity”, repeated Bernd Reichart, face of the Superliga and highly effective, to journalists , this Friday morning on the Mandarín Oriental Ritz resort from Madrid , as quoted by Sport.

“In Spain, two out of three younger folks as much as the age of 25 need the Superliga. Young folks ought to watch 90 minutes of soccer in a sport, not ‘TikTok’ summaries”» , is the hazard of dispersion he warns towards.

Luis Alonso, the lawyer representing A22 Sports Management (and the Superliga) within the TJUE criticism, hopes that, in April, the choice of the 15 judges will legitimize the declare that the undertaking can come from paper till observe.

“The European Union [o Tribunal de Justiça] it says [no parecer] that it is authorized to play, maintain and take part in different competitions. And if the ‘Bosman case’ adjustments the free motion of gamers, hopefully the Superliga will now characterize the liberty of golf equipment to prepare competitions. At the second, UEFA and FIFA forestall this creation, however free competitors in sport is one of many pillars of the European Union», criticized the lawyer.


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