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Luis Figo, UEFA adviser: “The Super League is dead”

Lima, November 24, 2021Updated on 11/24/2021 11:09 am

Former Portuguese soccer player Luis Figo stated that “the Superliga is dead ”and that“ it is normal that the world of football is against this competition ”. The former Portuguese international, current football advisor for UEFA, responded to the statement issued by the Super League yesterday in which they pointed out abuses by UEFA itself.

The Super League is dead. I think they are trying to get the deceased out of the drawer but I don’t think there is abuse. The Champions League is a system that was built 70 years ago and that logically will have to evolve together with society and football. What surprises me is that teams that were in the club association and that approved the new Champions League format come from behind to do a new competition”, Declared Figo during a ceremony in Madrid.

UEFA is not against any team, because no one has excluded those teams from competitions. They have opted for a competition in which only 20 teams benefit and it is logical that the others, and the world of football in general, are against this situation”He added.

Real Madrid face Sheriff Tiraspol, a team that beat the Whites at the Santiago Bernabéu (1-2), in search of qualification for the Champions League round of 16: “Champions League matches are always complicated, it is the best competition at club level and has the possibility of achieving qualification and finishing first against a team that, so far, is the surprise of the group”said Figo.

In the same way, the former Real Madrid player valued the moment of form of the Italian Carlo Ancelotti’s team: “Madrid are doing well, I think they are one of the favorites to win LaLiga. For the Champions League I like Bayern Munich, they have very good players and they play very well ”.

The Portuguese won the ‘Ballon d’Or’ – award for the best player in the world – in 2000, and currently sees Polish striker Robert Lewandoski (Bayern Munich) as one of the big favorites to win the award this year.

“I think last year they didn’t give it to Lewandoski because of the covid, he deserved it. Maybe he would be one of those who deserves it. Then there are the usual ones, Messi, Cristiano … or Benzema, who has a career that can undoubtedly win it. It’s a bit complicated because it’s people’s votes”, He concluded.


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