Soccer Super League Would Mean Major Money, Big Anger: QuickTake

A plan by some of Europe’s biggest soccer clubs including Manchester United and Real Madrid to form their own “Super League” has drawn ire even from U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson and former Italian Premier Enrico Letta. To comprehend the backlash, it’s necessary to understand the confusing structure of soccer competitions in Europe as well as exactly what is being proposed: A seismic shift in the sport’s culture as much as its organization and finances.

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