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Borussia Dortmund confirm they and Bayern Munich will not be signing up to the European Super League

Borussia Dortmund have confirmed they have no plans to enter the breakaway European Super League created by 12 clubs on Sunday evening. 

The dozen European sides, including all of England's 'Big Six' clubs, revealed their intentions to start a new league 'as soon as it practicable' to replace their involvement in UEFA competitions, including the Champions League. 

Dortmund not only revealed they rejected the Super League but also claimed German rivals Bayern Munich had joined them in not signing up to the controversial tournament.

Borussia Dortmund have confirmed they will not be signing up to the European Super League

Dortmund have also confirmed Bayern Munich have joined them in their Super League stance 

The Ruhr-land club insisted that they want to continue reforming the Champions League rather than create a new competition altogether.  

Dortmund chairman Hans-Joachim Watzke said: 'The members of the European Club Association (ECA) board got together for a virtual conference on Sunday evening and confirmed that the board decision of last Friday is still valid. 

'This decision means that the clubs want to implement the planned reform of the UEFA Champions League. It was the clear opinion of the members of the ECA board that the plans to found a Super League were rejected.' 

12 European clubs, including England's 'Big Six', announced their new tournament on Sunday

The statement also said Dortmund and Bayern 'represented 100 percent congruent views in all discussions' regarding their stance on the Super League. 

The two German clubs opted not to sign up for the tournament along with French club Paris Saint-Germain. Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham are the six teams signed up from England.

Spanish trio Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid and Italian clubs Juventus, AC Milan and Inter Milan make up the other signed teams to have signed up.  

The tournament will see 15 teams qualify automatically for the tournament every season with five additional qualifying places up for grabs.  

Teams will be split into two groups of ten, with the top three teams from each group qualifying for the quarter-finals - with play-offs to decide the other two teams reaching the knockout rounds.

Dortmund and Bayern revealed a desire to work with UEFA to reform the Champions League 

The creation of the European Super League has been met with serious criticism from the ECA, FIFA, UEFA, the Premier League and the Football Association - who have all threatened to take legal action against the teams. 

On Monday, UEFA were set to announce their new plans to reform the Champions League despite the threat of a breakaway league, but Sunday night's announcement has put a hitch in those talks.  

UEFA has threatened to expel any team signed up to the European Super League from European competitions, as well as denying players form those teams from playing in international football.  

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