European football governing body, UEFA, has confirmed that players who participate in the new European Super League will be banned from representing their national teams at all major tournaments.
Europe’s 12 top clubs such as Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid from Spain, Juventus, Inter Milan and AC Milan from Italy and Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham, Manchester United and Manchester City had on Sunday, announced their plan to form a European Super League and break away from the current Champions League and Europa League format.
UEFA President, Aleksander Ceferin, who spoke during a Zoom media conference in Switzerland on Monday, warned that any player that participates in the new league would be banned from playing for their country.
“The players who will play in teams that might play in the closed league will be banned from playing in the World Cup and Euros,” Ceferin said.
“They could not represent the national team in any matches.”
Ceferin also described the European Super League proposal as “a spit in the face of all football lovers and society, adding that it must be resisted vehemently.
“Not only the football world, but society and governments are united. It’s part of our culture. We are all united against this nonsense of a project.
“We have the English FA, Spanish Federation, Italian Federation, the Premier League.”
He made it clear that the world football governing body, FIFA, Spanish LaLiga, Italian Serie A are unanimously opposed to the new idea.
The UEFA boss vowed that the football body will never allow the game to be stripped of competition, integrity and sporting merit on which it strives.