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Barça and Real Madrid are alone: Seven Spanish clubs of the ECA against the Superliga European

Published:7/06/2019 - 07:59h

Updated:7/06/2019 - 08:00h

The UEFA and the ECA follow treating to promote the change of the Champions by the Superliga European, but the leagues are planting expensive. In Spain, FC Barcelona and Real Madrid have remained solos, because the others seven clubs represented are against

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The final of the Champions closed the season 2018-19 in Europe, but the discussion on the Superliga European does not finish. The UEFA and the Association of European Clubs (ECA) treat to promote the new format of international competitions in the old continent, but the leagues and the clubs represented are oponiendo resistance and the debate follows opened. The agreement for this revolution futbolística is very far.

Both organisms pretend to keep as fixed to 24 of the 32 teams of the phase of groups of the Champions, independently of his results in the national championships. The liguilla would earn leadership before the eliminatory by the title, since it would be connected with promotions and descents with the Europe League and would benefit to the groups with a greater coefficient in the ránkings of the UEFA, those that by history have more route to the highest level.

This decision would suppose a very hard hit for the national leagues, since his results would lose value of face to these tournaments and this would generate a dangerous sportive disequilibrium and economic. The potential elder of the international championships would see reflected in the income by television, that would agglomerate around this new proposal and would shelve to the classical, with the damage that this would comport.

Seven Spanish clubs warn to the ECA on the new Champions

Regarding the Spanish football, seven of the nine clubs members of the ECA have refused these changes, that would have obtained the votes in favour of FC Barcelona and Real Madrid, and against of Athletic Club, Athletic of Madrid, Seville, Real Sociedad, Valencia, Villarreal and Málaga, that have directed besides a writing to the general secretary of the mentioned organism.

These seven entities consider that the novelties represent "a potential big threat so much for the national leagues as for the majority of the clubs" and that his set up would certify "a frontal attack to the stability of the domestic competitions and the competitive balance". These are not the only considerations that have published in a writing of the that have done varied echo means.

"We are totally interested in contributing to improve the European competitions, take part in a constructive dialogue and reach agreements all the involved, national leagues, clubs and other public powers. However, we find unacceptable the changes in this process, that leave very limited the space for the negotiation", have manifested.

Besides, they criticise the fault of transparency of UEFA and ECA, that according to his point of view is favouring to those that support them: "The fault of transparency, with negotiations directed by some like representatives of the European clubs, carries us to many to not to feel us more represented by the Executive Committee of the ECA. Proof of this is that the new model has not been showed to any of us in any moment, only have knowledge of him by third parts".

In reference to the dangerous exclusivity that poses the Superliga European, also there has been a warning of the clubs: "The European competitions have to be a reward to the excellence, in which the best teams participate in an open competition to all, based in the principles of the sportive merit, the solidarity between clubs, the just distribution, etc. The access always would have to win, with the only exceptions that apply in the current format, through the domestic competitions".

And finally, it underlines an evident touch of attention. "We are in a point cambiante in the European football, of the that would have to take out advantage with a view to improve the gobernanza and the direction of the European football in general, and the ECA in particular. If these worries do not consider or resolve, have to question us our condition of members of the ECA", has valued , in a claim that also has produced of similar form in other big leagues like France and England.

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