Osborne Clarke's Joachim Piotrowski and Simon Neill on European football's future
In April 2021, 12 of the most powerful European football clubs announced the creation of a breakaway European Super League (ESL) in a bid to revolutionise modern football. However, the announcement was met with fierce opposition from fans, rival football teams and football's main governing bodies, which resulted in nine clubs dropping out of the controversial tournament within less than 72 hours of its creation. Despite that early yellow card from the football community, Real Madrid, Juventus and FC Barcelona are still standing by their project and are not looking to forfeit this particular game without taking it to full-time.
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