Juventus’ decision to sign up for the European Super League could leave Ronaldo’s international career with Portugal in jeopardy.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s dream of winning the 2022 World Cup and second European title with Portugal could be at serious risk.
UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has announced any footballer who takes part in the European Super League will be banned from representing their national teams in the Euros and World Cup.
Ceferin made this announcement after 12 clubs from England, Spain, and Italy joined the European Super League.
Ronaldo’s Juventus, AC Milan, and Inter Milan have all signed up for the competition. In fact, Juve president Andrea Agnelli has become Vice-Chairman.
Now Ceferin has fired a serious warning to any player that joins their club in going rouge by playing in the European Super League.
UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin says the 12 clubs involved in the Super League have "spat in the face of football."
🗣 “The players that play in the Super League will be banned from playing in the World Cup and Euros.
"We will take all the sanctions that we can." pic.twitter.com/IPdrskbtkc
— Goal (@goal) April 19, 2021
“The players that play in the Super League will be banned from playing in the World Cup and Euros,” said Ceferin as per Goal.
“We will take all the sanctions that we can.”
Ceferin made this threat after a UEFA Executive Committee meeting on Monday afternoon.
The 12 rogue clubs have already informed Ceferin and FIFA President Gianni Infantino by letter of plans to start legal action to fend off threats aimed at blocking the European Super League.
American bank JPMorgan Chase, meanwhile, will fund the competition of around €4 billion ($5.5 billion).
Should everything go to plan, these teams will have a spot in the Super League guaranteed for every season. It won’t matter any longer where they finish in their respective leagues.
The UEFA president added: “I cannot stress more strongly at this moment that UEFA and the football world stand united against the disgraceful self-serving proposal by a few clubs motivated by greed.
“We are all united against this nonsense of a project.”
UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin on Juventus chairman Andrea Agnelli:
"I have never seen a person lie so many times and as persistently as he did. I spoke with him on Saturday afternoon and he said it is all lies.
"Greed allows all human values to evaporate."
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