All 6 Premier League teams involved within the European Super League (ESL) have now withdrawn from the competition.
Manchester City was the primary club to tug out after Chelsea had signalled their intent to try to do so by preparing documentation to withdraw.
The other four sides – Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester United, and Tottenham – have all now followed suit.
Italian side Inter Milan also is set to withdraw as they do not wish to be involved in the project.
The 12-team Super League, found out by the seven aforementioned teams and Spain’s Atletico Madrid, Barcelona and Real Madrid and Italy’s AC Milan and Juventus were announced on Sunday to widespread condemnation.
“Despite the announced departure of English clubs, forced to require such decisions thanks to the pressure placed on them, we are convinced our proposal is fully aligned with European law and regulations,” the ESL said on Wednesday, adding it had been “convinced that the present established order of European football must change”.
In an interview with Italian newspaper la Repubblica, Juventus chairman Andrea Agnelli said the remaining clubs will “press ahead” and the project still had “a 100% chance of being a success”.,
“Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is insisting on the thought of keeping the group together to push for change,” says Spanish football expert Guillem Balague.
“Barcelona says they agreed to the ESL, but as long as the commutation ticket Holders Assembly approves it, which might be their answer.”
Balague also says Atletico Madrid is meeting on Wednesday morning to review their position.
Manchester City confirmed they need “formally enacted the procedures to withdraw” from the Super League.
Liverpool said their involvement in the proposed breakaway league “has been discontinued”.
Manchester United said they had “listened carefully to the reaction from our fans, the UK government, and other key stakeholders” in making their decision to not take part.
Arsenal apologized in a letter to their fans and said that they had “made a mistake”, adding they were withdrawing after taking note of them and therefore the “wider football community”.
Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy said the club regretted the “anxiety and upset” caused by the proposal.
Chelsea confirmed they need “begun the formal procedures for withdrawal from the group” that they only joined “late last week”.