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European Super League: raising heckles and valuations

It’s hard to think of a more explosive period in recent football history.On Sunday afternoon, a dozen of Europe’s top clubs by revenue and prestige, announced a plan to form a breakaway Super League. The competition is supposed to supersede Uefa’s Champions League, which pits the top clubs across Europe against one another. It would be a smaller competition, with a core of 15 clubs and five more spots for other entrants based on clubs performances in their respective domestic competitions.The plan has been almost universally condemned by anyone not directly involved in making money from one of these elite clubs, with dissenting voices ranging from British PM Boris Johnson to former Manchester United footballer Gary Neville, to fan groups. With good cause. The rationale is

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