GENEVA (AP) – Super League Timeline:
The 1990s – Wealthy European soccer clubs make veiled threats of breaking away into a SuperLeague money and format changes in their favor.
2008 – European Club Association was created to make long-term peace withconsultation. November 2018 – Real Madrid-backed revealed in Football Leaks series using hacked documents.
2019 – ECA-backed plan for semi-closedin 2024 fails amid a backlash by leagues and mid-ranking clubs. October 2020 – Outgoing Barcelona plan in a resignation speech, reportedly urged on by Real Madrid president Florentino Pérez.
December 2020 – UEFA works on a 36-teamthe extra games and money they have demanded.
January – Reports emerge of Real Madrid-backedplan with financier JP Morgan Chase. unite to oppose and threaten bans for participating players.
March 8 – ECA chairman Andrea Agnelli of Juventus praises UEFA’s proposedchanges and calls the 36-team, single-standings format “beautiful.”
March 29-31 – ECA-UEFA meetings to sign off on the 36-teamformat. start pushing for more financial control of the competition than the UEFA offers. Aleksander Ceferin rebuffs their demands in a rift with Agnelli.
April 16 – ECA board and UEFA’s club competitions committee sign off onchanges with no dissent ahead of the expected decision at Monday’s meeting of the UEFA executive committee.
April 17 – Rumors of imminent Super League plan emerge.
April 18 – Reports of a Super League announcement spark a backlash by former players and. Agnelli resigns as ECA chairman and from the UEFA executive committee. The 12-team is later announced in joint statements from the clubs after most European fans are asleep.
April 19 – UEFA executive committee confirms the 36-teamrevamp. British government warns of new legislation on . Ceferin players to be banned from their national teams. . at Liverpool’s stadium and Leeds, where the team plays that night. April 20 – Real Madrid president Florentino Pérez, chairman,
on an overnight Spanish show. He claims the project would save . At UEFA’s annual meeting later that morning, FIFA project. Ceferin against the club owners, inviting some in England to change their minds. The other 14 clubs in England meet to discuss the six rebels. The project cracks in the evening. and Chelsea are the first to withdraw. Manchester United vice-chairman Ed Woodward, a leading agitator, announces he will leave his job . By midnight, all six are out.
April 21 –, Inter Milan, AC Milan, and Juventus drop out, leaving only Real Madrid and Barcelona. Juventus and AC Milan both signal a .
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