Football: One field, one ball, 11 players against 11. But it’s not that simple any more. More and more, the most successful clubs are those with the deepest pockets. Sheikhs and private investors are growing more influential.
Bayern Munich are one of 11 clubs spearheading the formation of a European Super League. The new 18-team league would start in 2021 and guarantee huge revenues every year, in a report published by Der Spiegel.
Andrea Agnelli, chairman of Juventus and the European Club Association, has distanced himself from plans to create a European Super League. There was also a pledge to increase cooperation between the ECA and UEFA.
Lies, greed and secret plans for a European Super League: the latest round of Football Leaks reveal a new level of commercialization in football. DW's Joscha Weber says there's only one thing to do: turn off the TV!
Turkey's top flight, the Super Lig, is in dire financial straits. Politics has long helped highly indebted top clubs such as Galatasaray and Fenerbahce avoid bankruptcy, but their bubble could be about to burst.
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