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Friday, August 21, 1998 Published at 17:51 GMT 18:51 UK

Sport: Football

UEFA to review Super League

Arsenal are just one top European club who have been asked to consider the new league

UEFA has agreed to review plans for a European Super League.

The media company, Media Partners, which is behind moves to form the new competition, made a presentation to UEFA in Geneva on Friday.

UEFA told the company that it would examine the proposal in consultation with the various national associations.

In a statement, Media Partners, said: "At the meeting, which was requested by Media Partners, the company made a full and detailed presentation regarding its plans for the European Football League.

"UEFA has agreed to review the EFL plans in consultation with national associations."

The move represents a softening of UEFA's stance as they had threatened to expel any clubs which joined the proposed Super League.

Manchester United, Arsenal and Ajax are among Europe's leading clubs who have been asked to consider the possibility of joining a new midweek competition.

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