AC Milan have withdrawn from the European Super League (ESL) amid a backlash from fans around the world, the Italian club confirmed on Wednesday. 

“The voices and the concerns of fans around the world have clearly been expressed about the Super League, and AC Milan must be sensitive to the voice of those who love this wonderful sport,” Milan said in a statement. 

The US-owned outfit become the ninth team out of 12 to abandon the project.


Italian champions Juventus, one of the driving forces behind the the new European Super League said on Wednesday the project could not go ahead as planned after the withdrawal of most of the 12 founding teams. 

“(Juventus) believes that at present there are limited chances that the project be completed in the form originally conceived,” the Turin club said in a statement.

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