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UEFA threatens to exclude Super League players from participating in Euros. What will the national teams be like without them?

Portugal is saved by Wolverhampton, England - by Aston Villa.

UEFA President Aleksandr Čeferin's reaction to the revolt of top clubs and the creation of the Super League turned out tough... Čeferin confirmed his intention to ban the players of these clubs from playing for the national teams.

So far, this is one of the main threats posed by UEFA. Serious analyzes, as far as feasible, are ahead. In the meantime, we can estimate the line-ups of the favorites for Euro 2021 without the footballers of the 12 founders of the Super League.


Yes, yes, we know that Declan Rice will have to heal his injury. We would love to include Jesse Lingard, who shines at West Ham, with him, but he still belongs to Manchester United.

And Aston Villa becomes the base club of the Southgate national team - striker Ollie Watkins is still in the immediate reserve.


Thanks to the non-participation of Bundesliga clubs in the Super League, Joachim Loew shouldn't be too difficult. Although the potential losses are also serious: Toni Kroos, Ilkay Gundogan, Chelsea duo Kai Havertz and Timo Werner.


Kylian Mbappe is in place - it's great. But Ngolo Kante, Paul Pogba, Hugo Lloris, Olivier Giroud and Antoine Griezmann are not available.

Dayo Upamecano is still at Deschamps' disposal - the transfer to Bayern is not interfering with anything.


Putting together a squad without Real Madrid, Barça and Atletico players is a difficult quest for the coach of the Spanish national team, but somehow it seems that Luis Enrique can handle it. In 10 qualifying matches, Enrique and temporarily picking up the national team Robert Moreno used 41 players.

Representatives of 11 different clubs entered the starting lineup against Norway in 2019 for the first time in the history of Spain. So who knows, who knows.


The pursuit of Cristiano Ronaldo for the eternal record of Ali Daei is hanging. I don't want to be on the way, but what can I do.

But Fernando Santos can always count on Wolverhampton. And on a couple of Fonte - Pepe - they absolutely do not care about their age.

What a pity that Pedro Neto from the same “Wolverhampton” is seriously injured.


At least Roberto Mancini's attack looks quite representative. Is not it so?

Write in the comments who exactly should get a chance in such extreme conditions.

Top championships without Super League clubs: Leicester, Sevilla and Atalanta are the leaders. How do you like that?

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