Explainer: The Champions League’s days of destiny – what will happen this week

29 March 2021

Champions League
Photo: Alamy In 2013 Borussia Dortmund played Bayern Munich in the Champions League final at Wembley Stadium in London. Bayern Munich ended up winning thanks to a 89th minute goal by Arjen Robben.

UEFA Exco poised to confirm post-2024 changes to European club competition on Wednesday.

Swiss model will be confirmed, but questions remain over entry, how the calendar adapts to 100 extra matchdays and distribution of prize money.

European Leagues chief fears committees dominated by elite clubs, who are inherently closer to UEFA than organising bodies, getting their way.

James Corbett corbett@offthepitch.com

What happens this week?

On Wednesday the future of the Champions League from 2024 is likely to be decided when the UEFA Executive Committee meets via video link. They are expected to ratify the advice given by UEFA’s Club’s and Competitions Committee, which meets a day earlier. It will bring an end to more than two years of sometimes tortuous debate about what direction football’s richest competition will take.

What will the ‘new’ Champions League look like?

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