The International Football Federation (FIFA) reacted strongly against the creation of the Super League. The words of the president of the organization, Gianni Infantino, are quoted by RIA Novosti.
The head of FIFA considered it impossible to create a closed organization, splintering from the current institutions, leagues, associations and federations. “She is outside the system. I fully support European football and UEFA, ”said Infantino.
The Super League was announced on April 19. The organizers were 12 top European clubs: Milan, Arsenal, Atlético, Chelsea, Barcelona, Inter, Juventus, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Real Madrid and Tottenham. The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) opposed the initiative, promising to impose sanctions on the teams.
According to the Financial Times, JPMorgan Chase will allocate 3.25 billion euros to launch the tournament. Also, the Super League clubs have pledged to provide 400 million euros in solidarity payments to teams from other competitions. In their opinion, this money will convince the football authorities to abandon the fight against the project.