Scotland's top stars have been served the threat of being banned from Euro 2020 by UEFA.

European football's governing body have reacted furiously to plans unveiled by 12 top clubs to create a breakaway Super League.

President Aleksander Ceferin held a defiant press conference on Monday where he declared players attached to clubs joining the controversial competition should be blocked from competing in UEFA competitions "as soon as possible".

Such a move would put the likes of Kieran Tierney, Andy Robertson and Scott McTominay in danger of being prevented from representing their country at this summer's Euros.

Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United are among 12 clubs who have confirmed their involvement in the Super League so far.

But an angry Ceferin has promised ruthless action against all involved and refused to rule out stopping players competing in June, although the legal practicalities of such a move remain unclear.

He said: "I cannot stress more strongly at the moment that UEFA and the football world stand together alongside this disgraceful, self-serving project from a select few clubs in Europe fuelled by greed above all else.

"This idea is a spit in the face of all football lovers and our society as well. We must not let them take it [football] away from us.

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin
UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin responded to Super League plans on Monday

"Not only the football world, but society and governments are united. It's part of our culture. We are all united against this nonsense of a project.

"We have the English FA, Spanish Federation, Italian Federation, the Premier League. La Liga, Serie A and FIFA, unanimous in opposition to these cynical plans which are completely against what football should be.

"The greatest sport is based on open competition, integrity and sporting merit and we will never allow that to change.

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"The players who will play in teams that might play in the closed league will be banned from playing in World Cup and Euros.

"They could not represent national team in any matches."

Asked if such a ban could be implemented in time for the Euros, Ceferin replied: "We’re still assessing situation with our legal team.”