Champions League Final: The Rich Get Richer

Seismic shocks to European soccer’s landscape have turned Saturday’s Champions League final between Manchester City and Chelsea into a sign of things to come.

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The Super League Thought It Had a Silent Partner: FIFA

Publicly, soccer’s global governing body criticized a breakaway European Super League. Privately, it had held talks for months with the founders about endorsing the competition.

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The Super League Founders Are Now at War With One Another

Real Madrid, Juventus and Barcelona are threatening to extract damages from their former partners in a doomed European Super League.

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When the Goals Come Out of Nowhere

A Greek striker is one of the top scorers in Europe, and his play has caught the eye of big clubs. But are his goals a product of his talent, or his environment?

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What Happened to Europe’s Soccer Super League?

A timeline of the Super League, which was designed to reshape European soccer and instead rained only grief on its 12 clubs in the two days before it imploded.

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JPMorgan Apologizes for Its Role in Super League

The bank that was to provide billions of dollars in financing for a breakaway European soccer league said it “misjudged” how fans would react.

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How Europe’s Super League Fell Apart

Frantic phone calls, secret meetings and high-stakes threats: The inside story of how a billion-dollar European soccer superleague was born, and then collapsed, in less than a week.

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Boris Johnson Opposes Super League, Scores Political Points

The British prime minister was able to take the moral high ground by opposing the breakaway European soccer league that proved to be highly unpopular with fans.

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A Super League Plan, but No One to Defend It

The organizers of a European soccer league didn’t believe in their idea enough to defend it.

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Europe’s Super League Plan on Brink of Collapse

Chelsea and Manchester City are said to reverse course, imperiling a project that would have remade world soccer.

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FIFA’s Infantino Issues Super League Warning; P.S.G. Won’t Join It

As opposition mounts to a breakaway European league, Paris St.-Germain opted out, Manchester City’s coach spoke up and an Italian official called an architect of the plan “a Judas.”

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Jamie Dimon, LeBron James and the Super League Debate

Jamie Dimon of JPMorgan Chase and LeBron James are the latest to get entangled in the debate.

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JPMorgan draws public ire for financing a breakaway European soccer league.

The bank’s role has made it one of the targets for criticism. European heads of state, former players and supporter groups of the clubs involved were among those speaking out against the plan.

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