The statement follows reports that the G14 clubs have considered breaking away to form a rival tournament to the Champions League although those reports have been denied. In a strongly worded statement released to PA Sport on Thursday, European football´s governing body also defends its position on ensuring players are released to play for their national teams.
In a clear reference to the G14 - although the organisation is not referred to by name - the statement reads: "Football is about fairness, opportunity, excitement and variety. It is not (sic) closed shop where only the richest and most powerful are invited to the table."
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