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UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin Insists Players Who Join Super League 'Will Be Banned From World Cup and Euros'

Ali Shibil Roshan
Aleksander Ceferin
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UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has insisted the players who will participate in the European Super League will be 'banned from playing in World Cup and Euros'.

A group of 12 top European clubs on Monday announced the foundation of the Super League, which is set to end football as we know it.

Six clubs from the Premier League - Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United, Manchester City and Liverpool - three clubs each from the Serie A and La Liga - AC Milan, Inter Milan and Juventus; Atletico Madrid, FC Barcelona and Real Madrid - have signed up for the new league, despite UEFA's protestations.

UEFA has strongly condemned the decision to form the new league and has threatened to ban the tournament's founding members and its players from all competitions if they go ahead with the plans.

UEFA president Ceferin reiterated on Tuesday that players will be banned from World Cup and Euros if they participate in the ESL. "The players who will play in teams that might play in the closed league will be banned from playing in World Cup and Euros," Ceferin said. "They could not represent national team in any matches."

Meanwhile, the plans to launch the new league have severely been criticised by fans across the globe, while PSG's Ander Herrera and Fenerbahçe's Mesut Ozil are among players who hit out at ESL proposals.