- Dowden pledges to do ‘whatever it takes’ to thwart plans
- Poll finds 79% of football fans opposed to breakaway
The UK government and football’s authorities yesterday launched a furious counter-offensive against plans for a European Super League that threaten the entire structure of the club game.
The culture secretary, Oliver Dowden, supported by Downing Street, vowed to do “whatever it takes” to thwart the plans which feature 12 “founding members” including six leading clubs from England. European football’s governing body, Uefa, also threatened to ban any players involved from next year’s World Cup.