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Serie A has told potential organisers of a European Super League of its opposition to the breakaway competition, Italy’s top football league said Wednesday.
A meeting was held on Wednesday between Serie A CEO Luigi De Siervo and his counterpart at A22, who are promoting a competition outside of UEFA’s control for the continent’s top clubs.
Serie A said that the meeting was at “A22’s request” in an unsuccessful attempt to get the league onside with their plans.
“We are in agreement with European football’s other top leagues,” said De Siervo in a statement.
“I underlined our opposition to the Super League project, in line with previous announcements on the subject in 2019, 2021 and 2023.”
Announced to great surprise in 2021 by 12 clubs, including Italy’s big three of Inter Milan, Juventus and AC Milan, the first Super League project collapsed after outrage from fans of the English clubs involved and threats from governing bodies UEFA and FIFA.
Within 48 hours of that announcement nine of the 12 rebel clubs — including six from the Premier League — backed down.
Only Spanish giants Real Madrid and Barcelona are still publicly attached to the Super League project, designed as a closed competition intended to supplant the UEFA’s flagship Champions League competition.