Gravina: “We’re against the European Super League, the only viable reform is UEFA’s proposal”The FIGC President reaffirmed his position and emphasised the importance of national competitions: Football belongs to fans but must be modernised, not distorted. Football is about participating and sharing, not being in an elite club."
Monday, April 19, 2021
“I once again reiterate that we’re against the European Super League.” This is what Gabriele Gravina had to say from Montreux, where the Ordinary UEFA Congress will be held tomorrow, when commenting on the project announced by twelve clubs that proposes the creation of a breakaway European club competition. The FIGC President continued: “The only viable reform is UEFA’s proposal relating to the Champions League. Any attempt to break away to form a new competition is unacceptable and damaging for European football. Joining this project places the clubs outside of a context that is recognised by FIFA.”
Gravina also emphasised the importance of national leagues: “The sporting and cultural heritage of the individual competitions adds value to any international tournament. We want to defend sporting merit and the opportunity for each team to pursue a great dream, together with their supporters. Football belongs to fans but must be modernised, not distorted. Football is about participating and sharing, not being in an elite club."