UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has confirmed players involved in the European Super League will be banned from playing in the European Championship and World Cup.

The announcement of the newly-formed breakaway competition has been met with widespread criticism from those who run the game in Europe.

On Monday, Ceferin stated that UEFA were united in their stance against the proposals for the European Super League - which includes Premier League sides Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur.

Players including Gareth Bale, Joe Rodon, Ben Davies, Neco Williams, Daniel James, Dylan Levitt, Ben Woodburn, Aaron Ramsey, Matt Smith, Harry Wilson and Ethan Ampadu now face major uncertainty regarding their international futures.

And he has re-iterated that the governing body of European football will ban players from representing their country at major competitions if they take part in the Super League.

He said: "I cannot stress more strongly UEFA and the footballing world are united against the disgraceful, self-serving proposals we have seen, fuelled purely by greed. It’s a nonsense of a project.

"This idea is a spit in the face for all footballer lovers and our society. We will not allow them to take this away from us."

And when asked if players could be banned as early as the Euro 2020 tournament, Ceferin responded: "We’re still assessing the situation with our legal team. It’s a bit too early.

"We will take all the sanctions that we can… and we will inform you as soon as we have a clear answer. My opinion is that, as soon as possible, the players have to be banned from all our competitions."

In addition to opening up on the impending legal battle that will be required, Ceferin also launched an extraordinary attack on Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward and Juventus' former ECA [European Club Association] chairman Andrea Agnelli.

"I was a criminal lawyer for 24 years but I’ve never, ever, seen people like that," said Ceferin.

"If I start with Ed Woodward, he called me last Thursday, saying that he’s very satisfied with reforms and he fully supports them. Obviously, he already signed something else.

"Andrea Agnelli is the biggest disappointment of all."

Wales begin their Euro 2020 campaign against Switzerland on June 12 at the Olympic Stadium in Baku, Azerbaijan.

They then face Turkey on June 16 at the same venue before ending the group stage against Italy in Rome four days later.

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