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The Spanish government officially opposes Super League proposal—report

The Spanish government has reportedly back UEFA

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The Spanish government has officially motioned its opposition to the Super League proposal, according to COPE (via MARCA).

The report claims that the lawyer for the state of Spain has sent a list of allegations opposing the Super League to UEFA on Tuesday. The Spanish government reportedly supports UEFA in its fight and litigation against the proposed project with the European Court of Justice.

The government reportedly agrees that results, and not club size or stature, should determine qualification and participation within European competition. Despite this, two Spanish clubs (Real Madrid and Barcelona) and Juventus remain involved.

The former Spanish minister of Culture and Sport Jose Manuel Rodriguez Uribes, who preceded Miquel Iceta, had already made his feelings about the Super League known over the summer.

“I was very concerned about the sanctions of UEFA, which could affect the players, who could not play in the Spanish national team. It breaks the model of sport, of open competitive football based on merit, that the big and the small can face each other and that the small can win from time to time.”

UEFA continues to hold their case with the European Court of Justice over the issues raised with the Super League. Several countries alongside Spain have voiced opposition to the project and back UEFA’s legal battle.