Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán welcomes the position of UEFA, the European football organization, which strongly opposes the efforts to create a European Super League and believes in the unity of the sport at European level and the principle of solidarity – Bertalan Havasi, the Prime Minister’s press chief informed MTI on Monday.
Hungary is convinced that the beauty and elevation of the greatest game in the world is given by the fact that this sport belongs to everyone and cannot be expropriated by the richest, underlined the Prime Minister.
He stated that Hungary supports UEFA and FIFA, as well as MLSZ (the Hungarian Football Association), in order to protect the integrity of federal competitions, both at the national and European level.
On Sunday night, 12 top European clubs from Italy, Spain and England together announced in a statement that they had agreed to launch a joint league. Florentino Pérez, club president of Real Madrid has been named as the first president of the series. According to him, the new elite series, the Super League, could start as early as August 2021.
The Union of European Football Associations, along with its member associations of England, Italy and Spain, condemned the creation of the Super League on Sunday, even before the official announcement of the 12 clubs. UEFA has pledged to impose severe sanctions and said it will do its utmost to prevent the start of the new tournament. In addition to UEFA and the International Football Federation (FIFA), British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and French President Emmanuel Macron have also criticized the launch of the Super League.