Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Announcing the plan to launch the competition for 64 clubs


A22, the company that promotes soccer’s controversial European Super League, proposed to launch a “new European open competition” involving “64 clubs” on Thursday after UEFA’s decision to ban the Super League was ruled out by the European Court of Justice. Laws, a new support, the initial plan of the Super League consisted of only 12 clubs and collapsed within days.

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This was stated by the advertising agencyEuropean Super League Controversial football club i22 announced on Thursday that it has submitted a proposal to launch a new European competition.

The company, which was created to promote the Super League, which broke away from the Champions League after failing to launch in April 2021, did not provide any details on when the planned competition would start or how much support it would receive. But he explained that the new competition will follow a promotion and relegation system and will be broadcast live on a “new broadcast platform”.

Additionally, “i22 Sports” reported in its first commentary on the European Court of Justice’s ruling that the measures taken by international and European confederations to prevent the establishment of a competing Super League violated EU sports law. Its victory in this legal battle.

The new plans announced on Thursday aim to divide the 64 teams into three separate leagues, with 16 clubs in the first division called the Stars League, which is divided into two groups of eight clubs each.

The second tier, known as the Golden League, will divide 16 clubs into two groups of eight, while the third tier, the Blue League, will feature 32 clubs in four groups of eight.

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Bernd Rickard, CEO of i22, said, “Participation will depend on sporting merit. There will be no permanent participating clubs, and teams will remain firmly in local leagues.” The plan involves each team playing 14 matches before the knockout round.

A22 announced that it would pay solidarity payments of “at least $439 million” to other European clubs, “more than double the current amount” distributed by UEFA. He said clubs would be selected for the first year based on “transparent and performance criteria”.

The matches are scheduled for mid-week, in time for the ongoing Champions League and other European Union competitions.

Additionally, i22 is also planning a 32-team women’s tournament, which its streaming platform said will generate revenue through “advertising, premium subscriptions, distribution partnerships, interactive services and sponsorships”.

English Premier League again denied…

For its part, the English Football League renewed its rejection of the league on Thursday, saying it “continues to reject” the idea of ​​a European Super League after the promoter company announced plans to host a new, separate competition.

The English Premier League issued a statement after the European Court of Justice ruled that the European Football Association (UEFA) had used illegal measures to block an earlier plan.

It is mentioned that The initial Super League plan included 12 clubs Within days it collapsed.

France 24/AFP

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