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There will be no breakaway Super League - Uefa boss Ceferin

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By Euronews
There will be no breakaway Super League - Uefa boss Ceferin

<p>Uefa President Aleksander Ceferin said on Wednesday there will be no continental Super League whilst he is in charge of European football’s governing body.</p> <p>For some years now, a few of Europe’s top clubs have toyed with the idea of creating a rival competition to the Champions League.</p> <p>But Ceferin, who was speaking at the Football Talks Conference in Estoril, Portugal, said this would not materialise on his watch.</p> <p>The 49-year-old Slovenian said: “I’m sure there will not be any Super League. It would mean a war against <span class="caps">UEFA</span>. But nobody can guarantee that. But as long as I will be there (as <span class="caps">UEFA</span> President) there will be no Super League. It has to remain the same in terms of access and format, because it has to be a dream for everybody to qualify for the Champions League. It cannot be a closed competition.”</p> <p>Discussions on the creation of a break-away competition started in the late 1990’s, but have escalated in recent years with Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Juventus and Paris Saint Germain leading the push.</p> <p>In an attempt to appease these European heavyweights Uefa is to guarantee, from 2018, the continent’s top four leagues, England, Germany, Spain and Italy, four spots in Europe’s top club competition.</p>