UEFA in great idea shocker!
Seven English clubs could soon qualify for the lucrative Champions League if UEFA decide to ditch the Europa League.
UEFA president Michel Platini admitted talks were on-going about the future of the European competitions amid reports Europe’s top clubs were considering launching their own tournament.
Asked about possible plans to extend the elite Champions League at the expense of the second-tier Europa League by the
French newspaper Ouest-France, Platini said: ‘There is an ongoing debate to determine what form the European competitions will have between 2015 and 2018.
‘We’re discussing it, we will make a decision in 2014. Nothing is decided yet.’
One of the options being looked at is the possibility of extending the final phase of the Champions League from 32 to 64 teams, which could allow up to seven English clubs to take part.
SOURCE: Daily Mail
And why not? The Europa League as it presently exists is something of an unwanted distraction for a number of club’s competing in it and given the allure of the Champions League any move to scrap the ‘lesser’ tournament to create a much larger showpiece attraction will surely be given the thumbs up by most European club sides.
One would imagine that such a format would see sides who would currently make it into the Europa League battling each other in qualification stage matches for the right to make it into the Champions League group stage proper.
It’s an idea that we would give a big thumbs up to.
Maybe they can make an extra large trophy that is almost too big to pick up so as to emphasize the huge nature of his monster of a tournament.
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