This week was simply crazy for the football world. As you may know, European soccer is extremely attractive to soccer fans all over the world. Many of us enjoy sitting down and watching a Champions League match, the biggest club competition in Europe.
The Champions League has been around for decades, and it has always been one of the most exciting tournaments of the year. This year, however, the Champions League was challenged by a new competition: a tournament created by some of the best clubs in Europe.
The “European Super League” is a tournament that was proposed by 12 of the biggest clubs: Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United, Tottenham, Liverpool, Arsenal, Inter, Milan, and Juventus. Basically, these teams offered a league where they would face each other regularly. I know it might sound amazing, but there is a catch most football fans including myself did not agree with, these 12 teams had their participation in the tournament secured. Why is this bad? First of all, it takes a lot of what makes football fun away, it takes that risk of a big club losing early in the competition or even not making it into the competition away. Another thing I do not like is that the only reason they did this was to make more money, even if this involves hurting football as a whole.
Fortunately, many teams such as Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United, Tottenham, Liverpool, and Arsenal, already retreated from the competition, making it less likely for it to actually become a reality.