Premier League REJECTS UEFA proposals

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Premier League REJECTS UEFA proposals to enlarge the Champions League by four clubs and 100 matches amid concerns that broadcasters will lose interest in England’s top flight and the financial gap between clubs will grow even wider
Premier League shareholders have met to discuss Champions League proposals
UEFA want to expand the competition from 32 to 36 teams from 2024 onwards
The number of matches would increase by 100 from 125 now to 225 in future
They also want matches to take place during each month of the domestic season

Premier League clubs have rejected UEFA’s proposals to revamp the Champions League because of fears the expanded competiton will undermine English football, including the top flight.

A video call between executives of the Premier League’s 20 clubs heard the proposals to expand the European competition and increase its value from 2024 would reduce broadcast revenue available to top-tier teams here.

In addition, the league’s shareholders were told there would no room in the calendar for the Carabao Cup, which is worth almost £100 million to the English Football League and its clubs.

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