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Live Updates: European Super League

Here are the latest updates on the controversial European Super League, founded by 12 of the wealthiest clubs in world football.

Click through the gallery above to see the 12 clubs who were initially confirmed to be involved in the Super League.

Milan & Juve withdraw

AC Milan and Juventus have become the latest clubs to pull out of the Super League, leaving only Real Madrid and FC Barcelona still technically in the competition. 

Inter Milan become latest to leave ESL 

The Nerazzurri confirmed on Wednesday that they have retracted their interest in participating in the league. 

Agnelli makes big admission 

The Daily Star has reported that Juventus president Andrea Agnelli has admitted that the European Super League cannot continue with teams having pulled out of the competition. 

"I remain convinced of the beauty of that project, of the value it would have developed to the pyramid, of the creation of the best competition in the world, but admittedly no," he said when asked whether the ESL will still go ahead.

"I don't think that project is now still up and running."

Atletico officially pulls out...

LaLiga leaders Atletico Madrid have confirmed their withdrawal from the breakaway league, as confirmed by the club.

European Super League release statement! 

In response to the six England-based clubs withdrawing from the competition, the ESL has released a statement in which they have announced their willingness to reshape the proposed project. 

"Despite the announced departure of the English clubs, forced to take such decisions due to the pressure put on them, we are convinced our proposal is fully aligned with European law and regulations as was demonstrated today by a court decision to protect the Super League from third party actions," it read, according to the Daily Mirror.

"Given the current circumstances, we shall reconsider the most appropriate steps to reshape the project, always having in mind our goals of offering fans the best experience possible while enhancing solidarity payments for the entire football community.

"The European Super League is convinced that the current status quo of European football needs to change. We are proposing a new European competition because the existing system does not work.

"Our proposal is aimed at allowing the sport to evolve while generating resources and stability for the full football pyramid, including helping to overcome the financial difficulties experienced by the entire football community as a result of the pandemic."

All six Premier League teams withdraw... 

It has been confirmed that all six Premier League teams have pulled out of the Super League, with all six clubs confirming their intentions with official statements. 

First club officially out!

Manchester City have become the first club to officially withdraw from the European Super League.

Man Utd confirm Woodward departure

Manchester United have confirmed that vice-executive chairman Ed Woodward, who was one of the club's major driving forces in the European Super League, will leave his role by the end of 2021.

Woodward resigns as chairman of United

It has been reported that Ed Woodward, who has come under fire in recent days, has resigned as executive vice-chairman of Manchester United, with the Red Devils also set to pull out of the Super League. 

Atletico follow...

According to a new report, Spanish giants Atletico Madrid have withdrawn from the breakaway league! 

Chelsea and City pull out? 

Reports have suggested that Manchester City will withdraw from the Super League, as will their Premier League rivals Chelsea, whose supporters protested outside Stamford Bridge on Tuesday.

Champions League semi-finals to go ahead... 

According to ESPN, UEFA are reportedly planning for the tournament to go ahead as scheduled despite initial reports that breakaway teams could get thrown out of the competition. 

FIFA president breaks silence 

The president of FIFA, Gianni Infantino, has voiced his concerns over the matter.

UEFA set to meet to discuss way forward... 

It has been reported that Europe's football governing body will meet today to discuss how the teams still competing in the UEFA Europa League and UEFA Champions League that have signed off on their plans to join the European Super League plans will be punished. 

Two English clubs to pull out? 

As reported football journalist Oliver Holt, two Premier League clubs are considering withdrawing their participation from the Super League after widespread criticism from around the world. 

Teams still in this season's UEFA Champions League to face immediate punishment? 

A UEFA executive committee member, Jesper Moller, has issued a statement in which he has suggested that the teams set to be involved in the Super League that are still competing for the Champions League this season – Chelsea, Real Madrid and Manchester City – could be kicked out of the competition this week.

UEFA president responds, warns players...

In response to the news that 12 clubs could form a breakaway midweek tournament, UEFA president Ceferin has warned participating players that they would not be able to play in FIFA World Cups or UEFA European Championships in the future. 

Ceferin has also said there will be legal action taken soon, labelling those who have turned on UEFA and FIFA "snakes". 

Super League announced! 

On Sunday afternoon, it was reported that plans for the controversial Super League were scheduled to be announced after the clubs eager to take part in the competition had reached an agreement.

That statement came late on Sunday night, with each club set to participate in the breakaway league communicating its intention to star in the proposed tournament.

"Twelve of Europe's leading football clubs have today come together to announce they have agreed to establish a new mid-week competition, the Super League, governed by its Founding Clubs," their statement read, according to football.london.

"AC Milan, Arsenal FC, Atletico de Madrid, Chelsea FC, FC Barcelona, FC Inter Milan, Juventus FC, Liverpool FC, Manchester City, Manchester United, Real Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur have all joined as founding clubs.

"It is anticipated that a further three clubs will join ahead of the inaugural season, which is intended to commence as soon as practicable.

"Going forward, the Founding Clubs look forward to holding discussions with UEFA and FIFA to work together in partnership to deliver the best outcomes for the new League and for Football as a whole."

The project has been slammed by fans and former professionals around the world, with England prime minister Boris Johnson among those seemingly against the forming of the league.

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez, who is said to be the first chairman of the Super League, has stated that this competition "will help football at every level and take it to its rightful place in the world" and that "football is the only global sport in the world with more than four billion fans and our responsibility as big clubs is to respond to their desires".

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The announcement came before UEFA was due to confirm plans to restructure the UEFA Champions League, with these 12 clubs, and those set to join the new competition, seemingly hoping to take matters into their own hands.

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