Uefa could be forced to alter Champions League plans amid backlash

Uefa could be forced to alter Champions League plans amid backlash

The Guardian

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  • Two spots due to be awarded on historical success
  • Clubs outside Super League 12 want to remove that cushion

The 12 clubs who instigated the breakaway European Super League are not expected to be directly punished by Uefa but could be hit by changes to the new Champions League format that would remove the proposal to award places based on historical performances.

Plans to introduce an expanded 36-team “Swiss-style system” from 2024 that would mean every club plays 10 league stage games against 10 opponents were approved by Uefa’s executive committee on Monday, less than 24 hours after the ESL had signalled its intention to launch a rival competition.

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