Juventus club president Andrea Agnelli, one of the founders of the failed European League, defended the project, claiming that they believed it would create a product to compete with Fortnite and Call of Duty to capture youthful attention.
Yes, what you read is correct. The president of one of the most famous football clubs in the old continent compared competitive football tournaments with the most renowned video games.
In his interview with the Italian newspaper Corriere Dello Sport, he explained that one of the threats to the popularity of football is the limited attention of young people Between the ages of 15 and 24.
Younger guys want significant events and are not bound by narrow-minded elements. My generation was so much more than that.
40% of 15-24-year-olds are not interested in football. We need a competition that can stand up to what is being pursued on digital platforms and transform the virtual world into reality.
With FIFA, you create your competition, bringing that competition back to the real world. Let’s ignore the effects of competition from various Fortnite, Call of Duty, etc.
We aim to provide fundamental catalysts for the interest of today’s children who are destined to be the spenders of tomorrow.
The European Premier League was first announced on Sunday, April 18. It had already failed by the evening of Tuesday, April 20.
The plan was to see 12 of Europe’s top clubs secure a permanent place in the competition, with no threat of relegation, which the community has vehemently denounced. European football.
But the people behind the idea, Real Madrid president Florentino Perez and Juventus president Andrea Agnelli, still believe it is a necessary step for the future of the most popular sport on earth.