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Bayern around Harry Kane and Co. continue to reject the Super League. © ANSA / FILIP SINGER

Bayern boss: Door to Super League remains closed

Jan-Christian Dreesen reacts to the Super League ruling. As Bayern boss and ECA vice-president, he reiterates his previous stance. The foundation is clear for him.

Jan-Christian Dreesen from FC Bayern Munich reiterated his previous stance after the ruling on the Super League. “We have taken note of the judgment of the European Court of Justice. “But this does not change the attitude of FC Bayern and the attitude of the ECA that such a competition would represent an attack on the importance of the national leagues and the statics of European football,” said Dreesen in his role as CEO of FC Bayern and Vice-Chairman of the European Club Association (ECA) at the request of the German Press Agency on Thursday.

“The Bundesliga forms the foundation of FC Bayern, just as all national leagues form the foundation of European football clubs. Therefore, it is our duty and our deep conviction to strengthen them, not weaken them. We also support the European club competitions under the umbrella of UEFA. “So once again it’s very clear: the door for the Super League at FC Bayern remains closed,” said the 56-year-old.

UEFA suffers defeat in court

In the dispute over the establishment of a Super League in football, UEFA suffered a defeat before the highest European court. The major football associations FIFA and UEFA may not make other competitions dependent on their approval and may not prohibit clubs and players from taking part in these competitions, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled on Thursday in Luxembourg. However, that does not necessarily mean that the Super League has to be approved, according to the judges.

There is no framework for the associations' rules that ensures that the requirements are transparent, objective, non-discriminatory and proportionate. The rules that give FIFA and UEFA exclusive control over the commercial exploitation of competition rights would also restrict competition in the EU, the ruling said. FIFA and UEFA would abuse their dominant market position.

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