Found November 28, 2012 on Soccerlens:
UEFA Proposes 64-Team Champions League – Good Idea or Bad? - originally posted on 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...

Platini says UEFA could scrap Europa League

UEFA President Michel Platini says the football body could consider scrapping the Europa League and expanding the more popular Champions League. Platini tells French daily Ouest-France that UEFA is having an ''ongoing debate'' about possible changes to its competitions for the 2015-18 cycle of broadcasting contracts. Platini says ''we're discussing it...

Peres on Euro U21: Safer in Israel than London

Israel President Shimon Peres has guaranteed that the 2013 European under-21 championship will be safer in Israel than it would be in London. Peres and UEFA President Michel Platini were adamant Thursday that having the tournament hosted by Israel next summer is the right choice. Peres is confident the event will proceed smoothly, saying, ''When you come in June, it will...

UEFA considers scrapping Europa League

A proposal to abolish the Europa League and double the size of the Champions League to 64 clubs is among a number of changes to European competitions being considered by UEFA. The European governing body is pondering changes to both their club competitions and will make a decision in 2014. Another proposal being looked at is to award Champions League qualification to the winners...
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