Schreckgespenst Super League vs Schreckgespenst Champions League

Im Reich von FIFA/UEFA/ECA/EPFL geht das seit Jahrzehnten so, Prinzip: Mit Drohungen mehr Geld erpressen.

Keine Ahnung, ob es heute Abend tatsächlich noch eine Stellungnahme jener 12 Vereine geben wird, die gemäß Zeitungsmeldungen (New York Times, The Times et. al) im letzten Moment doch wieder ausscheren und eine Super League gründen wollen, unmittelbar bevor die UEFA die absurde Neustrukturierung der Champions League beschließt. Schaun mer mal.

Bis dahin, das wollte ich vor einiger Zeit zur Begutachtung vorlegen, endlich mal jenes Papier, über das im Januar 2021 schon heiß diskutiert worden ist:

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Damals erklärten die FIFA und die Präsidenten der sechs kontinentalen Konföderationen flink:

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. Any club or player involved in such a competition would as a consequence not be allowed to participate in any competition organised by FIFA or their respective confederation.
As per the FIFA and confederations statutes, all competitions should be organised or recognised by the relevant body at their respective level, by FIFA at the global level and by the confederations at the continental level. In this respect, the confederations recognise the FIFA Club World Cup, in its current and new format, as the only worldwide club competition while FIFA recognises the club competitions organised by the confederations as the only club continental competitions.
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. Football has a long and successful history thanks to these principles. Participation in global and continental competitions should always be won on the pitch.
Gianni Infantino – FIFA President
Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa – AFC President
Constant Omari – CAF Acting President
Vittorio Montagliani – Concacaf President
Alejandro Domínguez – CONMEBOL President
Lambert Maltock – OFC President
Aleksander Čeferin – UEFA President

Heute Nachmittag, nach weiteren Veröffentlichungen, verschickte die UEFA (mit FA, EPL, RFEF, LaLiga, FIGC u.a.) eine erstaunliche Drohung …

UEFA, the English Football Association and the Premier League, the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) and LaLiga, and the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) and Lega Serie A have learned that a few English, Spanish and Italian clubs may be planning to announce their creation of a closed, so-called Super League.
If this were to happen, we wish to reiterate that we – UEFA, the English FA, RFEF, FIGC, the Premier League, LaLiga, Lega Serie A, but also FIFA and all our member associations – will remain united in our efforts to stop this cynical project, a project that is founded on the self-interest of a few clubs at a time when society needs solidarity more than ever.
We will consider all measures available to us, at all levels, both judicial and sporting in order to prevent this happening. Football is based on open competitions and sporting merit; it cannot be any other way.
As previously announced by FIFA and the six Confederations, the clubs concerned will be banned from playing in any other competition at domestic, European or world level, and their players could be denied the opportunity to represent their national teams.
We thank those clubs in other countries, especially the French and German clubs, who have refused to sign up to this. We call on all lovers of football, supporters and politicians, to join us in fighting against such a project if it were to be announced. This persistent self-interest of a few has been going on for too long. Enough is enough.

Wenn sich die größten Zyniker und Ganoven Zynismus vorwerfen. Herrlich. Sollen die sich zerfleischen. Diese Branche ist ohnehin nicht zu retten.

Dass ich diesen Typen mal verewigen würde, erstaunlich:

22.45 Uhr: Die Webseite der European Club Association (ECA) scheint unter dem Andrang zusammengebrochen. Twitter funktioniert halbwegs. Merkwürdiges Statement, das sich nicht so liest, als wäre es von ECA-Boss Agnelli geschrieben:

19. April, 1.23 Uhr: Da hat es tatsächlich bis nach Mitternacht gedauert. Da will es jemand wissen. Scheint diesmal vielleicht doch ernster zu sein.

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Es sieht nach einem gigantischen Crash aus. So weit ist bisher niemand gegangen. Kann mir nicht vorstellen, dass das von UEFAFIFA mit einem Federstrich erledigt werden kann.

1.48 Uhr: Statement der FIFA:

FIFA wishes to clarify that it stands firm in favour of solidarity in football and an equitable redistribution model which can help develop football as a sport, particularly at global level, since the development of global football is the primary mission of FIFA.
In our view, and in accordance with our statutes, any football competition, whether national, regional or global, should always reflect the core principles of solidarity, inclusivity, integrity and equitable financial redistribution.  Moreover, the governing bodies of football should employ all lawful, sporting and diplomatic means to ensure this remains the case.
Against this background, FIFA can only express its disapproval to a “closed European breakaway league” outside of the international football structures and not respecting the aforementioned principles.
FIFA always stands for unity in world football and calls on all parties involved in heated discussions to engage in calm, constructive and balanced dialogue for the good of the game and in the spirit of solidarity and fair play. FIFA will, of course, do whatever is necessary to contribute to a harmonised way forward in the overall interests of football.

Weiter geht es in diesem Beitrag: System-Crash. Die Super League.


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