Premier League Big Six reach settlement over Super League


Premier League Big Six reach settlement over Super League
FILE PHOTO: Metal figures of football players are seen in front of the words "European Super League" and the UEFA logo in this illustration taken April 20, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration

In Summary

  • Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur also agreed to accept fines of about Sh3 billion each and 30-point deductions if they join a similar unsanctioned competition in the future
  • The Super League was launched with 12 clubs as founding members, but nine of them - six from England and AC Milan, Inter Milan and Atletico Madrid - have since backed out and reached a deal with UEFA

The six English clubs that signed up to the breakaway European Super League earlier this year have agreed to pay Sh3 billion as part of a settlement with the Premier League, Sky Sports reported on Wednesday, citing sources.

Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur also agreed to accept fines of about Sh3 billion each and 30-point deductions if they join a similar unsanctioned competition in the future.

The Premier League is expected to announce the sanctions later on Wednesday, Sky added.

The Super League was launched with 12 clubs as founding members, but nine of them – six from England and AC Milan, Inter Milan and Atletico Madrid – have since backed out and reached a deal with UEFA.

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