A new proposal came to light months ago stipulating the establishment of a new tournament that includes 16 clubs, 11 permanent ones who are the elite in Europe and 5 to be invited annually starting from 2021 as an alternative to the European Champions League in its current form and possibly the major European leagues.
“In light of the speculation of the creation of the Super League tournament, the FIFA and the six confederations would like to confirm that this tournament will not be recognized,” FIFA said Thursday.
“We will not allow any player or team participating in this competition to participate in any competition organized by the International Federation or the confederations,” the statement added.
“In this regard, the continental confederations recognize the Club World Cup, in its current and new form, as the only club competition in all parts of the world,” the statement continued.
“FIFA recognizes the club competitions organized by the confederations as the only continental competitions for clubs,” the statement concluded.
The statement ended with the signature of FIFA President Gianni Infantino and the presidents of the 6 confederations, Europe, Africa, Asia, CONCACAF, CONMEBOL and Oceania.