According to Andrea Agnelli, the president of the European Club Association (ECA) and the Italian football club Juventus, are the hotly contested reform of the Champions League, not only for the benefit of the European top clubs, but for the benefit of the whole of European football. That being said Agnelli on Thursday, at an extraordinary general meeting of the ECA, the association of national clubs in the Maltese capital city of Valletta.
It is an initiative of the AGENCY for all of its members together to call on in the case of Malta, came after European leagues and clubs have had to protest against a reform of the uefa Champions League. Various media reported about a kampioenenbal, in which 32 clubs in the group stage of the Champions League in four groups of eight can be accommodated. In the first half of every group, no matter what their ranking is in their own country, and placed for the following year. The Champions League seems to be a semi-closed competition, with a focus on the European elite, with the miljoenendeals to get going. Those teams will play more European games.
The ECA is a long-term partner of the UEFA, seems to be the concern of many clubs, take to heart, according to a vakbondsafgevaardigde of the French to first graders. “The message is received, it is not possible to reform the force, as much as 90 percent of the parties involved, he is,” said Bernard Caïazzo.
According to Agnelli, it is not the intention of the competition is to damage it. However, the ECA chairman, broke a lance for the accession to the European leagues. “Take, for example, is Ajax. The club played in the semi-finals of the Champions League, but despite the title and the bekerwinst the following season, again with two rounds complete. How you can Ajax-up? These are the clubs that, between the 16th and 50th place, which is most likely to be injured by the current system.”
As a solution, the set of Agnelli, and is, therefore, in order to have more European games to play, four pools of eight teams to be organized. That would give the clubs more revenue from tv rights bring in.