Talk of a Soccer Super League rises again
July 29, 2011
The possibility of a Soccer Super League in Europe has emerged again after European Club Association (ECA) members voiced their disapproval over the issues of match scheduling and revenue sharing.
The association want these issues addressed before its memorandum of understanding with FIFA and UEFA expires in 2014. At the end of 2014 clubs would not legally be bound to compete Champions League or release their players to compete in internationals.
Director of Italian giants AC Milan told Bloomberg “We are the ones who invest the money, ed we are the ones who develop the players, we are the ones who give the players a reason to play.” .
The main concern for The ECA is the increasing number of national team games scheduled by FIFA. “We will keep on fighting to find the right balance between national association football and club football,” Gandini added. “Into the future I cannot see exactly what will happen, but for sure the ultimate position could well be a refusal of cooperation or the refusal to accept the imposition of certain rules.”