European Super League unravelling as Manchester City and Chelsea withdraw

Clubs U-turn after pressure from fans and governmentUefa welcomes City back to ‘the European football family’Follow developments liveThe European Super League was on the brink of collapse on Tuesday night after Chelsea and Manchester City dramatically signalled their intention to withdraw from the competition after being taken aback by the sheer volume of opposition from fans and the government.The £4.5bn league was unravelling less than 48 hours after it was launched amid great fanfare and rancour late on Sunday. The remaining clubs left from the original 12 announced on Sunday – including Arsenal, Manchester United, Liverpool and Tottenham – held emergency talks to decide what to do next and were expected to pull out. Two Spanish clubs, Barcelona and Atlético Madrid, were also also said to be on the verge of quitting. Continue reading...

  • Clubs U-turn after pressure from fans and government
  • Uefa welcomes City back to ‘the European football family’
  • Follow developments live

The European Super League was on the brink of collapse on Tuesday night after Chelsea and Manchester City dramatically signalled their intention to withdraw from the competition after being taken aback by the sheer volume of opposition from fans and the government.

The £4.5bn league was unravelling less than 48 hours after it was launched amid great fanfare and rancour late on Sunday. The remaining clubs left from the original 12 announced on Sunday – including Arsenal, Manchester United, Liverpool and Tottenham – held emergency talks to decide what to do next and were expected to pull out. Two Spanish clubs, Barcelona and Atlético Madrid, were also also said to be on the verge of quitting.

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