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ECA, FIFA Slam Breakaway Super League by 12 Top Clubs as Fans Mock 'Rich Getting Richer'

"FIFA can only express its disapproval to a ‘closed European breakaway league’ outside of the international football structures and not respecting the aforementioned principles," FIFA said, adding that it is calling "on all parties involved in heated discussions to engage in calm, constructive and balanced dialogue for the good of the game."

ECA said in a Sunday statement that its executive board was prepared to meet in the coming days to discuss the new developments.

"In light of today’s reports on the subject of a so-called breakaway league, ECA as the body representing 246 leading clubs across Europe, reiterates its stated commitment to working on developing the UEFA Club Competitions (UCCs) model with UEFA for the cycle beginning 2024 and that a ‘closed super league model’ to which media articles refer would be strongly opposed by ECA," the association said.

Earlier on Sunday, twelve top European soccer clubs, including all of the Premier League's "Big Six," announced that they were going to create the "Super League" that would be separate to UEFA's Champions and Europa Leagues.

The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) said in a statement that it was a "cynical project" and that the English (FA), Spanish (RFEF) and Italian (FIGC) associations were all against it.

"We will consider all measures available to us, at all levels, both judicial and sporting in order to prevent this happening. Football is based on open competitions and sporting merit; it cannot be any other way," the official statement said.

UK's Prime Minister Boris Johnson also condemned the developments as "very dangerous plans" in a Sunday tweet.

Piers Morgan tweeted he was "shocked & stunned by this new Super League of the ‘biggest & best’ teams in Europe", adding, "How the hell have Arsenal managed to blag our way in?"

What's more, soccer fans took to social media to slam the decision of their favorite clubs as the example of "the rich getting rich"б devaluing domestic clubs and limiting the games to only the biggest clubs owned by billionaires.

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