In the first-instance decision, the German Football Association's plans to introduce and found a Super League were forbidden. But now, an appeal court has overturned the early verdict and allowed clubs that want to become part of this league, to apply for an exception. The DFB supports this decision and is satisfied with it.
The bang was great when in April last year twelve associations announced the facility of a new club competition, the Super League. After huge resistance from associations, clubs and fan scenes, many clubs had withdrawn from the job. Just Juventus Turin, FC Barcelona and Genuine Madrid, had actually filed a suit in front of a Madrid court since they had complained about the monopoly position of the associations. General Athanasios Santos from Greece has now announced in a declaration in front of the European Court of Justice (ECG) that he considers the FIFA/UEFA rules that make every brand-new competitors reliant on previous approval, with the Union's competition law.
Bettendorf: Would have serious consequences for football in our country
The DFB invites this. I am extremely pleased with this evaluation. I still think about the idea of the Super League to be a frontal attack on the European sports design and the standard worth of sport, DFB President Bernd Bettendorf is quoted on the association site. Disconnecting yourself from the existing structures of arranged sport would have major effects for football in our country. I therefore hope that the judges at the ECG will follow the suggestion of the General Attorney, Bettendorf continued. The judgment of the ECG is expected in the course of the very first half of 2023.