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European football split: 12 elite clubs launch breakaway Super League – Stuff.co.nz

A group of elite clubs have split European football with plans to walk away from the Champions League and create a new largely-closed competition.

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A group of 12 elite English, Spanish and Italian clubs dramatically split European football on Sunday by announcing the formation of a largely-closed Super League. They are leaving the existing Uefa-run Champions League structure despite warnings they could be kicked out of their domestic competitions and face legal action.
The seismic move to shake up the world’s biggest sport is partly engineered by the American owners of Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United who also run US franchises in…

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