European Super League: Fifa boss Gianni Infantino 'strongly disapproves' of breakaway league

FIFA President Gianni Infantino speaks during the 45th Ordinary UEFA Congress at 2m2c Montreux Music & Convention Centre on April 20, 2021, in Montreux, Switzerland.

Fifa president Gianni Infantino "strongly disapproves" of the breakaway European Super League and says the 12 clubs will have to "live with the consequences" of their decision to join.

Premier League clubs Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham are part of the proposed league.

"There is a lot to throw away for maybe a short-term financial gain for some," said Infantino.

"Either you are in or you are out."

Meanwhile, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson met with the Football Association, Premier League officials and fans' representatives on Tuesday, after which the government said it will take "whatever action necessary", including legislative options, to ensure the proposals were stopped.

Johnson's stance is supported by Labour and the Liberal Democrats.

A statement released after a meeting between the Premier League and the 14 clubs not involved said they "unanimously and vigorously" rejected plans for the competition.

It added that it is considering "all actions available" to stop the competition and asked the six teams to end their involvement immediately.

The Football Supporters' Association has met with the government and the Labour Party to discuss the impact of the breakaway league.

The proposed tournament would see teams play one another in midweek games in an attempt to have more matches between big-name clubs.

The other clubs involved are AC Milan, Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, Inter Milan, Juventus and Real Madrid.

"It is our task to protect the European sport model. If some elect to go their own way, they must live with the consequences of their choices," said Infantino, head of world football's governing body.

"They are responsible for their choice completely. This means you are either in or you are out. You cannot be half in and half out."

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