UEFA intend to reduce the number of teams in the group stage of the Europa League

В УЕФА намерены сократить количество команд в групповом этапе Лиги Европы

The changes are aimed at implementation of the new European Cup tournament.

The President of Juventus Andrea Agnelli said that the UEFA are preparing to reduce the number of participants in a group stage of League of Europe from 48 to 32 teams.

“We are working on the introduction of a third European Cup tournament. It would be very good for the clubs. This will give them more chances to participate in European competitions. With UEFA we are also considering the possibility of reducing the number of participants in the Europa League from 48 to 32. We want more balance in this fantastic sport, and we need to think about the kind of football we want to leave for our children.

In the 70-ies and 80-ies of the European Champions Cup won teams like Ajax and Benfica. It is difficult to see them up there because of the huge economic disparity between them and the clubs from Spain, England and Germany. The most important factor is revenue from television rights, but a third of the income from football accounted for 12 of the richest clubs”,- quotes the words of Agnelli Football Italia.

We will remind that on the eve of Ukraine has filed a bid to host the UEFA super Cup 2021.

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