Amid all the speculation and confirmation from some clubs about the European Super League, FIFA just took a precautionary measure.
FIFA obviously doesn’t like that European Super League idea, which is why they immediately started working against it. Finally, they got to reach a resolution about the best way to tackle this obstacle alongside six other football federations around the world. Alongside the likes of UEFA, CAF, Concacaf, Conmebol, AFC, and OFC; FIFA released a statement.
Basically, they are taking precautionary measures against players to ensure they aren’t part of this new Super League. Since they don’t recognize this new tournament that is starting to form between the biggest clubs in Europe. The plan is to ban all players who participate from FIFA’s official tournaments. This includes the FIFA Club World Cup, the Copa America, the Africa Cup of Nations, the Asian Cup, the UEFA Euro, and the FIFA World Cup.
FIFA’s statement declares war against the clubs.
This is the statement FIFA published on their official website: “In light of recent media speculation about the creation of a closed European ‘Super League’ by some European clubs, FIFA and the six confederations (AFC, CAF, Concacaf, CONMEBOL, OFC, and UEFA) once again would like to reiterate and strongly emphasize that such a competition would not be recognized by either FIFA or the respective confederation. Any club or player involved in such a competition would as a consequence not be allowed to participate in any competition organized by FIFA or their respective confederation.
“As per the FIFA and confederations statutes, all competitions should be organized or recognized by the relevant body at their respective level, by FIFA at the global level, and by the confederations at the continental level. In this respect, the confederations recognize the FIFA Club World Cup, in its current and new format, as the only worldwide club competition while FIFA recognizes the club competitions organized by the confederations as the only club continental competitions.”