The English Premier League has released an official statement following the European Court of Justice’s (ECJ) ruling on the European Super League case. In the context of the European Super League controversy, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that FIFA and UEFA are accused of abusing their dominant power. The Premier League has stated as follows:
The Premier League has taken note of the ruling rendered today in the European Court of Justice case concerning FIFA, UEFA, and the “European Superleague Company.” We will now thoroughly analyze the implications of this important ruling for the game.
The Premier League continues to oppose the idea of a “European Super League,” and the ruling does not support it. The game cannot exist without its supporters, who have repeatedly expressed their disapproval of any “breakaway” competition that breaks the connection between domestic and European football.
The Premier League reaffirms its dedication to the unambiguous open competition principles that serve as the foundation for both domestic and international club competitions.
Football is a sport that thrives on rivalries and traditions that come with setting aside weekends for domestic football, promotion and relegation, and the annual merit-based qualification process from domestic leagues and cups to international club competitions.
These values are codified in the June 2022 Premier League Owners’ Charter, which seeks to enhance the League’s overall competitiveness and strength for the benefit of the larger game. Along with other football organizations, the Premier League has improved its regulations and oversight in this area since 2021.
The Premier League will persist in holding transparent and fruitful discussions with all pertinent football stakeholders regarding the optimal methods of safeguarding and improving the mutually beneficial equilibrium between domestic and international club football.
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