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PSG, Bayern the big names missing from European Super League plan

The new Super League soccer competition in Europe is, surprisingly, missing the names of Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain. Last year s Champions League finalists were noted absentees from the elite clubs announced in the league s formation on Sunday. Bayern would face difficulties convincing its fans and members, who have a majority say in club business. PSG s Qatari owners could be wary of disrupting next year s World Cup which will be played in Qatar and a lucrative UEFA broadcast deal if there s a civil war in European soccer. The Super League has signed up 12 clubs from England, Spain and Italy and left open three more spots for founder members, who will get permanent places in the competition. Bayern, PSG and Borussia Dortmund have been linked with those founder places. However, Dortmund said Monday that it and Bayern reject the Super League in favor of reforming the existing Champions League. They are both on the board of the European Club Association, which held an .


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