David

I am a long time soccer fan who grew up in England traveling the country watching Coventry City in the 70's. Now living in the U.S. I am still as passionate about soccer as I was when I was a kid.

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Premier League Clubs Brexit Super League

European Super League

The European Super League has been officially suspended after all six English clubs formally withdrew from the ill-fated venture.

On another dramatic night when Chelsea fans staged a mass protest outside Stamford Bridge before their Premier League clash with Brighton, Manchester City and Chelsea began the process of killing off the rebel league less than 48 hours after its launch by pulling out late in the afternoon, putting huge pressure on the other 10 founder members to follow suit, as they held crisis talks over their exit strategies.

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European Super League: What We Know So Far

European Super League

The European Super League has been announced by 12 of the biggest clubs in Europe, and the competition could begin as early as August 2021.

The clubs that announced the Super League have left ECA and its President Andrea Agnelli resigned, becoming the Super League vice president along with Manchester United’s co-chairman Joel Glazer and Liverpool’s John Henry. Real Madrid Chairman Florentino Perez has been named Super League President.

European Super League Details

The clubs have released a joint statement announcing the tournament’s format, which is:

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UEFA Respond With Anger At Super League Plans

European Super League

UEFA has responded to the news of the European Super League with president Alexander Ceferin promising to punish participants in the Super League and says that any players involved “will be banned from the World Cup and Euros”.

The announcement of a new European competition that would see a number of top clubs break away from the Champions League has been met with fierce opposition over the past 24 hours.

UEFA has now revealed its stance, with Ceferin calling for the football world to rally against the “cynical plan” that is threatening to cause huge division across the continent’s major leagues.

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Jose Mourinho Sacked By Spurs

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Tottenham have sacked manager Jose Mourinho, bringing a contract that had been due to run until the summer of 2023 to a premature conclusion.

The former Chelsea and Manchester United boss has been shown the door in north London a matter of days before Spurs are due to face Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final.

Mourinho had been appointed as successor to Mauricio Pochettino in November 2019 due to his proven track record on the trophy front, but he will now depart empty-handed.

In a statement, Spurs said:

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Borussia Dortmund Confirm They Will Not Join Super League

European Super League

Borussia Dortmund have confirmed that they will not be one of the clubs joining the proposed Super League, a big win for UEFA and the European Clubs Association.

Plans for the formation of a new European Super League were unveiled on Sunday, with 12 founding clubs having already signed up for the competition which has been designed to rival the current Champions League.

It has been reported that three more clubs will soon be added to the founders list, with a further five teams set to be granted entry if they meet certain qualification requirements – but Dortmund have distanced themselves from the project.

Champions League

UEFA Announces New Champions League Format

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UEFA has announced a new 36-team Champions League format which will include a single league to replace the current group stage.

European football’s main governing body announced a number of changes to the competition on Monday amid reports of a rival Super League formation which could see 12 of the biggest clubs on the continent breakaway.

The changes are slated to come into effect in 2024, with fixtures set to be played on Thursdays instead of Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and a play-off round added to the first stage.

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has outlined the main reasons behind the reform in an official statement , which reads:

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European Super League Officially Announced

European Super League

The idea of a European Super League has been rumored for years. But on Sunday those rumors became reality when twelve of Europe’s top clubs announced they were launching a breakaway Super League.

AC Milan, Arsenal FC, Atletico Madrid, Chelsea, Barcelona, Internazionale, Juventus, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Real Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur have all joined as founding clubs.

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez said:

“We will help football at every level and take it to its rightful place in the world. Football is the only global sport in the world with more than four billion fans and our responsibility as big clubs is to respond to their desires.”

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FA Cup Final: Leicester City v Chelsea

The FA Cup final is set up as Leicester and Chelsea will meet in the final on May 15 at Wembley. The matchup means that either Thomas Tuchel or Brendan Rodgers will win their first domestic trophy in England.

Chelsea ended Manchester City’s hopes of winning an historic quadruple as they edged a closely-fought FA Cup semi-final at Wembley.

City and Chelsea had both secured their places in the last four of the Champions League this week – but Pep Guardiola’s side had their sights set on a unique haul of four trophies as they close in on the Premier League title and also face Tottenham here in the League Cup final on 25 April.

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Messi Stars As Barcelona Win Another Copa del Rey Title

Lionel Messi scored twice as Barcelona thrashed Athletic Bilbao 4-0 in the Copa del Rey final on Saturday to win the trophy for a record-extending 31st time with all the goals coming in the last half an hour.

Antoine Griezmann put a dominant Barca side ahead on the hour when he turned in a cross from Frenkie de Jong, who doubled the Catalans’ lead three minutes later.

Victory gives Barca their first trophy under manager Ronald Koeman and their first silverware since 2019.

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Europa League Semi-Final: Man Utd v Roma And Arsenal v Villarreal

The Europa League semi-finals are set as Manchester United will take on Roma and Arsenal face Villarreal. Both games will feature a reunion as former Manchester United defender Chris Smalling will face his former club for the first time, while former Arsenal manager Unai Emery will try and outmaneuver the man who replaced him Mikel Arteta.

Here is a look at the two semi-finals.

Manchester United v Roma
Manchester United
Why this is their year

Last season’s semi-final defeat to Sevilla hurt Ole Gunnar Solskjær and his players. United paid a heavy price for their profligacy that night but are determined not to make the same mistakes this time around.