How Does The European Super League Work?

The European Super League logo

On Sunday, it became public that 12 of Europe’s top clubs are involved in the creation of a Super League. At WettenTips you can find out everything about the format and the teams of the European Super League and what consequences it could have for the clubs and the football competitions in Europe and what penalties are threatened by UEFA and FIFA if such a football competition comes to life.

How Many Teams Will Play In The European Super League Competition?

The Football Super League is to be held with 20 clubs, in addition to the 12 founders, 3 other permanent members and 5 European football teams that would qualify. We present the 12 teams that have joined the football competition here:

The 12 Founders Clubs Of The European Super League

The founders of the Super League tournament come from the 3 major European leagues of England, Italy and Spain.

Premier League Clubs In The Super League

With 6 football clubs, the Premier League represents the largest number of clubs in the European football competition, represented by the clubs also known as the “Big 6”. 

These are the reigning champions Liverpool, the record champions Manchester United, the English record cup winners Arsenal FC, the current Premier League leaders Manchester City, as well as Chelsea FC and Tottenham

Teams From La Liga In The Football Super League

The 3 clubs from Spain’s La Liga participating in the elite football tournament include dominant clubs Real Madrid, record Champions League winners, FC Barcelona and Atlético Madrid. The 3 teams also currently occupy the top 3 places in Spain’s top league. 

Teams From Italy’s Serie A In The ESL

From Italy’s Serie A, the record and serial champion Juventus, as well as the two Milanese football teams Inter and AC Milan participate in the Super League.

European Super League Format

The 20 participants in the European Super League are divided into 2 groups of 10 football teams each. In this group stage, which is scheduled to start in August, each team will play first and second legs against every other team in the group. The clubs in places 1-3 will automatically qualify for the quarter-finals. The football teams in 4th and 5th place will play in a play-in for the last two places of the quarter finals. 

The quarter-finals and semi-finals of the European Super League football tournament will be played in first and second legs, with the final to be played at a neutral venue in May.

Possible FIFA And UEFA Punishments For Super League Participants

Both FIFA and UEFA have announced that they will take action against the plans for a European Super League. The consequences would be that the participating teams would be excluded from the national and international competitions, and the players who are under contract with these teams could be banned from participating in tournaments such as the FIFA World Cup or the UEFA Euro. 

There has also been discussions about a possible exclusion from the UEFA Champions League for the 3 semi-finalists Manchester City, Chelsea FC and Real Madrid, leaving only Paris St Germain out of the 2021 UCL semi-finals. 

Whether the threats from FIFA, UEFA, the national associations, league associations and some politicians can be implemented remains to be seen, but we will keep you informed of any developments here at WettenTips. 

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