LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 20: Fans hold banners opposing Chelsea signing up for the newly proposed European Super League ahead of the Premier League match between Chelsea and Brighton & Hove Albion at Stamford Bridge on April 20, 2021 in London, England.
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LONDON — Plans for a breakaway elite soccer league in Europe have already unraveled, following widespread criticism and even threats of government intervention.
Announced on Sunday, the European Super League is designed to rival the UEFA Champions League format, which is currently Europe’s top annual club competition.
Twelve of Europe’s wealthiest teams had signed up as founding…