European Club Association proposing massive Champions League overhaul

13 December 2019

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Photo: Getty Images Under the proposal, Europe's most prestigious tournament would be transformed into a 32-team league.

Under the proposal, Europe's most prestigious tournament would be transformed into a 32-team league with each club playing ten matches against ten different opponents, according to the Daily Mail.

The European Club Association, chaired by Juventus' President Andrea Agnelli, has set up a working group to outline the details with hopes of reaching an agreement on the new format by March next year, according to the Mirror.

Emil Gjerding Nielson nielson@offthepitch.com

The European Club Association (ECA), representing 232 European football clubs, is proposing a restructuring of the Champions League which would radically overhaul the prestigious tournament in order to guarantee greater revenue for the continent's biggest clubs, according to several British media reports. 

The body is the latest to propose a Europe-wide league or tournament overhaul following attempts by European club chairmen during the last couple of years, including from Juventus' President Andrea Agnelli, who is also the chairman of the ECA.

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