New plans for Champions League: Could be expanded to 48 teams

13 June 2019

Champions League
Photo: Getty Images A group of clubs are proposing an expansion of the Champions League as an alternative to Juventus and ECA president Andrea Agnelli’s “closed” competition. 

A group of clubs are proposing an expansion of the Champions League as an alternative to Agnelli’s “closed” competition. 

40 or 48 teams are proposed, which would guarantee a slot in the group stages for the champions in medium-sized leagues. 

Christian Fomsgaard Jensen cfj@offthepitch.com

A group of clubs have come up with an alternative to the proposals that would almost make the Champions League a closed competition. Instead, the group will urge UEFA to expand the Champions League from 32 teams to 40 or 48, according to The Times

The proposal is to be submitted before a summit meeting on 11th September, where the potential changes will be discussed. 

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