European Super League collapse explained: What’s next? Real Madrid, Barcelona quiet; Premier League clubs out

European soccer was rocked by the biggest story in at least a generation on Sunday when 12 of Europe’s biggest clubs announced plans to break away from the established soccer order and form a Super League. The plan was ultimately short-lived after the rogue breakaway group lost the backing of all six Premier League clubs on Tuesday followed by more clubs leaving the project Wednesday.

On Tuesday night, the Super League was put on pause to “reconsider the most appropriate steps to reshape the project,” effectively ending a 48-hour power play to leave UEFA, the governing body for European soccer.

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