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All six Premier League teams have withdrawn from the European Super League competition

The six Premier League teams involved in the European Super League have now withdrawn from the competition. 

Manchester City were the first club to withdraw after Chelsea when they signaled their willingness to do so. 

The other four sides – Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester United and Tottenham – have all followed suit. 

The Super League said it would reconsider “the most appropriate steps” to reshape the project. 

On Sunday, 12 teams were announced for the widespread condemnation of the Super League. 

Manchester City have confirmed that they have “officially implemented withdrawal procedures” from the Super League. 

Liverpool says their involvement in the proposed Brexit league has been ruled out. 

Manchester United said they had “listened carefully to the reaction of our fans, the UK government and other key stakeholders” to the decision not to participate. 

Arsenal apologized in an open letter to their fans, saying they had “made a mistake”, adding that they were withdrawing after hearing “and the wider football community”. 

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy said the club regretted the offer and raised concerns. 

Chelsea have confirmed that they have “started the formal process of moving out of the group” that they only joined “late last week”. 

 UEFA President Alexander Ceferin welcomed the reversal: “They are back now and I know they have a lot to offer not only in our competition but also in the whole European game. 

The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Boris Johnson posted on Twitter: “I welcome last night’s announcement. This is the right outcome for football fans, clubs and communities across the country. We must protect the cherished national game.” 

In a statement, the European Super League said: “In the current situation we will always reconsider the most appropriate steps to reshape the project, keeping in mind our goals of enhancing the solidarity of the entire football community as well as providing the best experience for the fans. 

Soccer Football – Premier League – Chelsea v Brighton & Hove Albion – Stamford Bridge, London, Britain – April 20, 2021 Chelsea fans hold a banner outside the stadium before the match after reports suggest they are set to pull out of the European Super League. It was announced twelve of Europe’s top football clubs will launch a breakaway REUTERS/Kevin Coombs – UP1EH4K1EVM9D

The ‘Big Six’ of English football was part of a group that announced plans to form a Brexit league comprising Atletico Madrid of Spain, Barcelona and Real Madrid and AC Milan, Inter Milan and Juventus of Italy, which they hoped would establish as a new midweek competition. 

Fans, football authorities and government ministers in the UK and across Europe condemned it by UEFA and the League Association. 

Nearly a thousand fans gathered outside Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge ground to protest their club’s involvement before Tuesday’s game against Brighton. 

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