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Bundesliga Join LaLiga in rejecting idea

Christian Seifert, the Bundesliga's president.
Christian Seifert, the Bundesliga’s president.

The notion of the European Super League has suffered another setback after Bundesliga officials expressed their opposition to the idea.

The topic was discussed in a meeting between club representatives from Germany’s first and second divisions.

“The concept being discussed by the European Clubs Association (ECA) would have unacceptable consequences for the national leagues in Europe and, therefore, it shouldn’t be implemented in this way” said Bundesliga president Christian Seifert.

“We can’t allow the traditional national leagues to suffer [as they are] watched by millions across Europe.

“There are two points in the European Super League discussion that are of great importance: the amount of games that would be added to the calendar and, above all, the access to continental competitions.

“The changes that would be applied to these two variables mustn’t put the relevancy and the future of national leagues in Europe in danger. This would damage the sustainable form of European football and that can’t be in the interest of UEFA.”

This is the second public rejection to the idea from figures high in the European game after LaLiga president Javier Tebas expressed his stance against the concept.

“The Super League is created in a bar chat,” said Tebas.

“The Champions League competes with the national leagues but doesn’t put the future of those leagues in danger and it’s a model that must exist because it’s exceptional.

“The Super League would make LaLiga [Santander] just another competition.”



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