FIFA and UEFA are associations governed by private law, having their headquarters in Switzerland. Their objective is to promote and set the framework for football at world and European levels. They adopted rules conferring on them the power to approve interclub football competitions in Europe and exploit the various media rights related to those competitions.
In January 2021, a group of 12 European football clubs, acting through the Spanish company European Superleague Company, wished to set up a new football competition project: the Super League.
The shareholder and investment agreement signed by the project promoters makes the establishment of the Super League subject to approval by FIFA and UEFA as a new competition compatible with their Statutes.
However, FIFA and UEFA refused to recognise that new competition and warned that any player or club taking part in that new competition would be...
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