The vehement opposition to the Tremendous League venture initially stemmed from the organizers’ plan to have everlasting members as a part of a semi-closed competitors. This was anathema to European soccer stakeholders, notably the fan teams, for whom the Continent’s merit-based qualification system and promotion and relegation are sacrosanct.
“I’m sick and drained [of] these comparisons with American sports activities … As a result of European soccer is far stronger than anyone else,” the UEFA president added, in accordance with a full transcript of the assembly seen by POLITICO and independently verified.
The assembly was attended by 31 representatives from UEFA and European soccer leagues, golf equipment, gamers and fan teams, as a part of a cacophony of animosity towards plans for a Tremendous League.
European soccer’s strongest membership boss, Paris Saint-Germain’s Qatari chief Nasser al-Khelaifi who additionally runs the European Membership Affiliation (ECA), repeatedly accused the Tremendous League trio of telling “lies,” and stated they wished to “kill the home leagues.”
“That is about making an attempt to impose what [Real Madrid President] Florentino Pérez thinks and what he desires for European soccer,” added Spain’s La Liga President Javier Tebas.
A lot of the hostility got here from Čeferin himself, because the UEFA boss clashed with A22 CEO Bernd Reichart on a number of events. At one level, Čeferin corrected him to say “we name it girls’s soccer, not girls’s soccer.”