Commercialization, governance problems, and the future of European football – or why the European Super League is not a solution to the challenges facing football

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Recently, 12 European football clubs launched the idea of creating the European
Super League. After massive protests from fans, the Union of European Football
Associations, politicians, coaches, and players, the initiative was stopped. In this
commentary, the authors reflect on some of the problems facing football and argue
that the creation of a European Super League is not a solution to the challenges.
However, European football does face problems that require actions, and thus the
authors provide some suggestions to progress.
Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Sport Communication
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)321-333
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 2021

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  • Faculty of Science - Soccer, Football, Communication gaffe, Promotion, Relegation

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