French Football League follows PL concerns about Champions League

11 April 2019

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Photo: Getty Images French Football League follows PL concerns about Champions League. Here it is Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United at this years Champions League.

The French Football League’s board of directors expressed its “deepest concern” about the reforms.

Nikolaj Babis Nielsen contact@offthepitch.com

Last week, the 20 Premier-League clubs took the rare step of issuing a joint statement condemning “inappropriate” plans to change the structure of UEFA competition, while vowing “to work together to protect the Premier League”.

Now the French Football League (LFP) has joined the wave of disbelief over UEFA’s plans to change the structure of, for example, the Champions League. One of the proposals in the reform understood to be under consideration is that access to the Champions League would be severely restricted from 2024/25, with as few as eight of 32 participants allowed to earn their places through domestic success.

And this does not suit the directors of the LFP board, according to BBC Sport. In a statement the directors stated that the possible change “threatens the competitive and economic balance” of the French League, and they express their “deepest concern”.