UEFA Proposes 64-Team Champions League – Good Idea or Bad? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
UEFA is proposing to scrap the current Europa League format and create a larger Champions League which would see 64 teams taking part.
The Europa League has been criticised in recent weeks for its value and UEFA President Michel Platini has confirmed that the governing body of European football are considering expanding the Champions League to almost double its current size.
The Champions League generated £800 million more than the Europa League in income alone last season.
“We’re discussing it. We will make a decision in 2014. Nothing is decided yet. There is an ongoing debate to determine what form the European competitions will have between 2015 and 2018,” Platini told French newspaper Ouest-France
The proposals would effectively double the number of teams appearing in the competition from each country with changes from four to seven English clubs involved and two to five Scottish clu...