The international governing body of football, FIFA has reiterated its disapproval of the establishment of European Super League.
FIFA President, Gianni Infantino at the ongoing 45th UEFA Congress said, “At FIFA we can only and strongly disapprove the creation of the super league, which is a closed shop, which is a breakaway from the current institutions, from the leagues, from the associations, from UEFA and from FIFA.”
Infantino while dismissing the financial motive behind the league, said, “There is a lot to throw away for maybe a short-term financial gain of some. People need to think very carefully. They need to reflect and they need to assume responsibility.”
FIFA President also warned participant-clubs against the consequences, “If some elect to go their own way, then they must live with the consequences of their choice. They are responsible for their choice. Concretely, this means either you are in or you are out. You cannot be half in or half out.”
He added, “I am here today as FIFA President to bring full support to European football, to UEFA, the 55 member associations of UEFA and of FIFA, to the leagues, clubs, players and to the fans.”
The announcement has since rooted a lot of controversies from fans and other stakeholders, not excluding FIFA’s threats ban of participant-clubs from playing in any other competition at domestic, European or world level, adding that their players could be denied the opportunity to represent their national teams.