European Super League plans officially collapse as all Premier League clubs withdraw

European Super League plans officially collapse as all Premier League clubs withdraw

- Chelsea, Man United, City, Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham had all signed up for the European Super League

- The six were among six other elite clubs drawn from Europe who ratified plans for the proposed competition

- However, the English clubs have rescinded their decision after backlash from fans, plunging the Super League plot into disarray

- Chelsea and Man City were the first clubs to announce their intention to withdraw from the process, with Arsenal the only club who outrightly apologised for engaging in the arrangement

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All the six Premier League clubs that had signed up for the controversial European Super League have withdrawn from the plans.

European Super League Plans Officially Collapse as All Epl Clubs Withdraw
Chelsea, Man United, City, Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham had all signed up for the European Super League. Photo Illustration by Rafael Henrique.
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The move came after sustained outrage and criticism from several quarters of the football sphere, with millions of fans petitioning against the plan on social media.

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The Big Six EPL teams formed part of a 12-club contingent of elite clubs that had ratified the arrangement to have a parallel European competition.

Man United, Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool, Man City and Tottenham Hotspur had all agreed to form the controversial tournament alongside La Liga sides, Barcelona and Real Madrid.

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Italian giants Juventus, Inter Milan and AC Milan were the other clubs that had formed part of the initial group.

The announcement to form the competition which threatened the future of Champions League, Europa League and even the domestic leagues came to the fore on the night of Sunday, April 18.

The development prompted outrage from fans, pundits and politicians, with football governing bodies FIFA and UEFA threatening dire consequences for the teams involved.

However, barely 72 hours after the breakaway plan was made public, six of the Super League's founding members have announced they will be quitting.

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Chelsea and Man City were among the first teams to reveal the plot to quit before the other four following suit hours later.

Man United, Liverpool, Tottenham and Arsenal all released statements announcing they had initiated the process of formally leaving the competition, with the latter tendering an apology.

“Manchester United will not be participating in the European Super League. We have listened carefully to the reaction from our fans, the UK government and other key stakeholders," the Red Devils said in a statement.
"Manchester City Football Club can confirm that it has formally enacted the procedures to withdraw from the group developing plans for a European Super League," Man City announced.
"Liverpool Football Club can confirm that our involvement in proposed plans to form a European Super League has been discontinued," the Reds posted.
"As a result of listening to you and the wider football community over recent days we are withdrawing from the proposed Super League. We made a mistake, and we apologise for it," Arsenal reflected.

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The withdrawal of the six from the tournament already spells doom for a tournament that was projected to start at the start of next season.

The Football Association and UEFA have since lauded the clubs for rescinding their initial plans.

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United , Arsenal and Liverpool have been told by other Premier League sides to leave the Super League, The Sun.

Four of the English teams in the Champions League and the Europa League could also be removed from the respective competitions despite entering its semi final stages. A

meeting was recently held by 14 other Premier League clubs shortly after the proposed Super League was announced and knowing the Big Six had joined the association.


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