European Super League statement: What time is Oliver Dowden's speech to MP's today?

CULTURE Secretary Oliver Dowden will be giving an urgent Commons statement on the European Super League.

Football fans were shaken after several top clubs announced they were creating a super league, but what do MPs have to say about it?

What time is Oliver Dowden's European Super League statement?

Oliver Dowden will be addressing MPs in Parliament at around 5pm today on the Government plans after six clubs said they would break away to form a new league.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson slammed the move, which plunged football into the biggest crisis it has faced this century outside of the Covid-19 pandemic — with the FA and Uefa threatening legal action.

What is he expected to say?

It's currently uncertain what Mr Dowden may say in his statement, but Boris Johnson has said: "Plans for a European Super League would be very damaging for football and we support football authorities in taking action.

"They would strike at the heart of the domestic game, and will concern fans across the country.

"The clubs involved must answer to their fans and the wider footballing community before taking any further steps."

How can I watch the statement?

In the same way that we cover the coronavirus press updates, we will be streaming the statement on our YouTube channel.

You can also watch the announcement live on

The Premier League has said:“This attacks the principles of open competition and sporting merit which are at the heart of domestic and European football.

“Fans of any club in England and across Europe can currently dream that their team may climb to the top and play against the best.

“We believe the European Super League would destroy this dream."

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