Clubs and Leagues warn of “devastating effect” of UEFA’s Competition Reform

10 March 2021

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Photo: Alamy I can’t buy into that point of view that we should be grateful because it’s ‘only an extra 100 games’…“Where does it end?”, says Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish. He shared his views at an online forum hosted by the European Leagues representative body on Wednesday. It was attended by more than 300 clubs and league representatives, delegates who expressed wide-ranging concerns about the proposals to alter the shape of European club competitions from 2024.

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James Corbett corbett@offthepitch.com

Leading clubs and leagues across Europe have warned of the “devastating effect” on football’s financial and competitive ecosystem if UEFA and the European Club Association (ECA) proceed with its current plans to overhaul its club competitions.

At an online forum hosted by the European Leagues representative body and attended by more than 300 clubs and league representatives, delegates expressed wide-ranging concerns about the proposals to alter the shape of European club competitions from 2024.

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