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FIFA shut down European Super League speculation

FIFA and the six confederations, have announced that any European Super League would "not be recognised by either FIFA or the respective confederation.

FIFA shut down European Super League speculation

Speculation surrounding the formation of a European Super League has long been circulated around the footballing world and rumours seemed to escalate last year after a failed attempt from Liverpool and Manchester United to implement their 'Project Big Picture' policies.

A statement from FIFA and the six confirmations read: "In light of recent media speculation about the creation of a closed European “Super League” by some European clubs, FIFA and the six confederations (AFC, CAF, Concacaf, CONMEBOL, OFC and UEFA) once again would like to reiterate and strongly emphasise that such a competition would not be recognised by either FIFA or the respective confederation."

The statement also confirmed that FIFA would come down hard on those who participated in such a league by not allowing any tea or player to "participate in any competition organised by FIFA or their respective confederation."

"The universal principles of sporting merit, solidarity, promotion and relegation, and subsidiarity are the foundation of the football pyramid that ensures football’s global success and are, as such, enshrined in the FIFA and confederation statutes," the statement added.

"Football has a long and successful history thanks to these principles. Participation in global and continental competitions should always be won on the pitch."

Author: Jake Wilkin