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England and Germany ‘will block European Super League’

• German Football League president says new solution needed
• ‘If you make a pyramid like the ECA, we would destroy the clubs’

Combined opposition from the Premier League and Bundesliga will block the plans developed by the European Club Association for a new “super league” in 2024, the German Football League president has said.

Speaking as world football’s associations and confederations gathered for Wednesday’s Fifa congress in Paris, Reinhard Rauball, who is also president of Borussia Dortmund and vice-president of the German Football Association, said that the ECA proposals could “destroy” national leagues. He did acknowledge, however, that some reform may be needed to the Champions League format when the current agreed football calendar concludes in 2024.

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