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UK Says Could Invoke Competition Law to Block European Super League

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Representative image. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

Britain's government vowed Monday to do "whatever it takes" to protect football.

Britain’s government vowed Monday to do “whatever it takes" to protect football, raising the possibility of invoking competition law to block a proposed new European Super League by breakaway clubs. Sports secretary Oliver Dowden said he had held urgent talks with the heads of the Premier League, English FA and UEFA. “Our message to them was clear: they have our full backing," he told parliament.

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first published:April 19, 2021, 22:05 IST