European Super League organizers unveil revamped competition with '60 to 80 teams'

    Bernd Reichart is CEO of A22, the company formed to assist the creation of a European Super League.

    (CNN)The organizers of the European Super League (ESL) have unveiled a revamped competition with "60 to 80 teams," they announced in a statement on Thursday.

    The ESL was set up in 2021 by 12 European clubs with the intention to break away from European football's governing body UEFA to create their very own competition.
    But it collapsed within 48 hours after launching as UEFA vowed to stop the "cynical project" and world football governing body FIFA threatened to expel clubs from international competitions, which coincided with fan outrage across Europe.
      The renewed efforts to revive the ESL by A22 Sports Management, the company formed to assist the tournament's creation, follows a decision by the Madrid High Court last month to restore the injunction issued in 2021 to protect the Super League, its clubs and participants from sanctions by UEFA and FIFA, and its affiliated Federations and Leagues.