At the Monday meeting of the UEFA Executive Committee, a decision was made on the new format of the UEFA Champions League. Representatives of the European Club Association (ECA) attended the meeting, and they approved the planned Champions League reform last Friday, which took effect on April 19.
The planned UEFA Champions League reform will take effect in 2024. It assumes goodbye to the classic eight four teams. Instead, a large group of 36 people will be formed. In this part of the game, each team will participate in 10 games instead of 6 games-half a home game and half an away game. The top eight teams on the table will advance directly to the 1/8 finals, and the other 16 teams will face the remaining eight in the 1/8 finals of the playoffs.
ESPN wrote on Twitter: “UEFA has responded to the rise of the UEFA Super League and adopted a new format for the 36 teams in the UEFA Champions League.”
Fabrizo Romano stated that Fabrizo Romano of PSG President Nasser Al Khelaifi also voted for the new LM format.
Fans are most opposed to this reform. Recently, 17 support groups from 14 clubs of the ECA, such as Ajax Amsterdam, Dortmund and Real Madrid, wrote to the former president of the association and Juventus Turin president Andrea Agnelli ( Andrea Agnelli) They oppose the change of the plan. The letter said: “This reform will only widen the gap between the rich and the rich, destroy the national calendar, and force fans to spend more time and money.” “In the past year, we have been unconditionally The club provides support, buy passes that do not want to participate in the game, and pay a TV license fee to watch the game in the empty, soulless stands, while you are working behind the scenes to find new ways to make us bleed. We ask you to abandon Lure’s plan. Supporters firmly stated that we also call on the football authorities to stop making concessions to elite clubs and stop intervening to protect the future of football.
If the “Super League” project announced by the 12 founding clubs comes into effect on Sunday night, it is not known who will play the new Champions League format. Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham, Liverpool, Inter Milan, AC Milan, Juventus, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and FC Barcelona are all founding clubs. Three other teams will also join. According to media reports, it may be Bayern Munich, RB Leipzig and Porto Football Club. Based on the results of last season, it is expected that the next five teams will enter the competition every year.
Every club participating in the Super League will not only be excluded from Europe, but also from national competitions. Any football player of such a club can be excluded from international competitions. As “Gazzetta dello Sport” added, UEFA is considering prosecuting “refugee clubs” for a total amount of 50 to 60 billion euros.