Rumblings of a new Super League have come to fruition as 12 of Europe’s leading football clubs announced the formation of a new mid-week competition. Rob Harris tweeted details of the full release.
AC Milan, Arsenal FC, Athletico de Madrid, Chelsea FC, FC Barcelona, FC Internazionale Milano, Juventus FC, Liverpool FC, Manchester City, Manchester United, Real Madrid CF, and Tottenham Hotspur were all announced as the founding clubs. The release noted that the Super League was expecting three more teams to join ahead of the inaugural season. There are not yet any teams from Germany or France in the newly formed Super League.
Details of the competition were announced in the release. It’s expected that 20 teams will compete in two ten-team divisions. The final five teams will qualify for the competition based on their previous season’s accomplishments. The top three teams from each division will automatically qualify for the quarterfinals, with the fourth and fifth-placed teams in each division facing off in a two-leg knockout format for the final two spots.
The goal of the league is to enhance to overall European football pyramid by bringing additional financial resources.
The Champions League remains, and their semifinals continue on April 27. Wagering options are available at FanDuel Sportsbook.
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