VANTAGE NEWS reported that 12 ‘big’ clubs in Europe announced the formation Super League as a rival to the UEFA Champions League.
The clubs include; Real Madrid, Barcelona, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Tottenham, Manchester United, Arsenal, AC Milan, Inter Milan, Atletico Madrid and Juventus.
20 participating clubs with 15 Founding Clubs and a qualifying mechanism for a further five teams to qualify annually based on achievements in the prior season.
Midweek fixtures with all participating clubs continuing to compete in their respective national leagues, preserving the traditional domestic match calendar which remains at the heart of the club game.
An August start with clubs participating in two groups of ten, playing home and away fixtures, with the top three in each group automatically qualifying for the quarter-finals.
Teams finishing fourth and fifth will then compete in a two-legged play-off for the remaining quarter-final positions. A two-leg knockout format will be used to reach the final at the end of May, which will be staged as a single fixture at a neutral venue.