What does this mean for the Premier League?
Essentially, all six English clubs who announced their plans to be involved in the new Super League first need to get permission from the Premier League.
The league’s board will make a decision on what they plan to do and they’ve already made it abundantly clear that they don’t support the announcement.
There have been already been threats that the 12 clubs currently involved could be banned from domestic and international competitions.
“The clubs concerned will be banned from playing in any other competition at domestic, European or world level, and their players could be denied the opportunity to represent their national teams, UEFA said.
The six English clubs involved could then face expulsion from the Premier League altogether if UEFA and the governing bodies stick to their guns.
But Super League officials have already written to FIFA and UEFA presidents warning them that legal action has already begun to prevent football authorities from blocking the breakaway competition going ahead, according to football reporter Tariq Panja.