City were the first founding club to announce their rejection from the competition, followed by United, Arsenal, Tottenham and Liverpool.
Five of the English clubs are leaving the European Super League project and are following in the footsteps of Manchester City.
The clubs formed under the twelve founders of the new league have started the procedure to leave the Super League.
Manchester City was the first to make it official on Tuesday afternoon, after it was leaked that Chelsea would stop the project. Arsenal, Manchester United, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur also do not continue in the Super League.
“Manchester City Football Club can confirm that it has formally established procedures to withdraw from the group developing plans for a European Super League.”the club reported in a short press release.
The Citizens, according to British media reports, questioned it SuperLiga from the start, although they competed as a measure of pressure against UEFA and FIFA. In less than 48 hours after making the championship official, the club comes to direct Josep Guardiola, announced his departure from the tournament led by Florentino Pérez.
In addition, Chelsea are also expected to follow the same course as their fans demonstrated against him hours before the game Brigthon from England. According to some versions, the club is owned by Romanian Abramovich also comes from the Superliga.
The Superliga It was an effort by 12 of the most powerful clubs in the world, given the Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atlético de Madrid, Arsenal, Liverpool, who wanted to make a tournament between them, instead of playing the Champions League year after year.
The estimates, according to a statement from the tournament itself, were that each club would receive € 3.5 billion and the chairman, Florentino Pérez, in an interview with the Chiringuito of Spain, convinced it was an initiative to “save football”.
Manchester City It is the first club to abandon the plan it started on Sunday night after the coach and fans rejected the proposal for a tournament expected to start in August.
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