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theguardian - 29 days ago

European Super League: latest reaction to breakaway football competition – live!

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7.52am BST Twitter user gulmoher poses this mother of a question: “how do you see the players such as Kane responding to the potentiality of a ban on their international domestic careers if they choose to play in super league?”Well, as with most things in the financially inflated world of modern football, it could come down to money. Fifa has a powerful hand, and could yet threaten bans from international football for players who participate in the breakaway premier league, which could force a choice between said money and, say, playing at the World Cup. All speculation on my part, of course, but really anything can happen at this point. 7.42am BST Former Manchester United manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, has led criticism of the new proposals, telling Reuters that a super league would be “a move away from 70 years of European club football”.“Everton are spending £500m to build a new stadium with the ambition to play in Champions League. Fans all over love the competition as it is,” he said. “In my time at United, we played in four Champions League finals and they were always the most special of nights. I’m not sure [if] Manchester United are involved in this, as I am not part of the decision making process.” Continue reading...


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