UEFA holds back on Champions League decision
30 March 2021
No decision on future of Champions League before 19 April.
UEFA had been expected to rubber stamp Tuesday’s Club Competitions Committee recommendations but talks broke down “within minutes”.
Talks were halted after three of Europe’s biggest clubs demanded majority control of UEFA-ECA joint venture to handle commercial and broadcast rights.
Talks to reform the future of the Champions League have broken down at the twelfth hour, after renegade clubs ambushed the final round of talks with increased demands.
UEFA’s Club Competitions Committee met Tuesday to discuss the move to a ‘Swiss Model’ for the Champions League from 2024, which will see 100 extra matches in the competition, plus four extra teams. Wednesday’s meeting of the UEFA Executive Committee was expected to rubber stamp its recommendations.
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