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SCOOP OF THE 'CHAIN COPE'

The new revolutionary format that the UEFA proposes for the Champions from 2024

Published:7/06/2019 - 07:31h

Updated:7/06/2019 - 08:01h

Europe is immersed in a discussion on the international competitions, with several proposals of reform very controversial. As it has revealed the 'Chain COPE', east would be the formed that the UEFA proposes for the Champions League from 2024

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The season 2018-19 has come to an end, and in Europe exists an animated debate on the Champions. The UEFA and the Association of European Clubs (ECA) are adherents of a deep renewal of the international competitions, that has the support of some historical teams and with the rejection of others less powerful and of the majority of leagues, that consider clearly prejudiced.

The 'Chain COPE' has advanced the new format that poses for the most prestigious tournament of the old continent, in an information announced in the program 'The Partidazo of COPE' by the journalists Juan Antonio Alcalá and Isaac Fouto. According to this news, the proposal has been elaborated by a commission of clubs and has the seen well of the UEFA, that will present it in his next Assembly in Monaco, foreseen for the month of August.

This configuration would see the light in 2024, and has like main a system of promotions and descents connected with the Europe League. The initial phase would contest it 32 teams delivered in four groups of eight teams each one, that would confront in 14 days -all against all and with parties of gone and turn- before the eliminatory rounds.

The four first qualifiers would advance to eighth of final, the fifth of each group would remain without more action in the remaining period of the campaign and the rest would have to struggle by the permanence. The sixth and seventh would play a 'play-out' to avoid the descent and the eighth would descend of direct form to the Europe League, with his own system of phases.

This new Champions, this yes, would keep fixed square for 24 of his members, whereas the eight remaining (two of each group descend) would go in through the promotion from the inferior tournaments. This is one of the big worries of the lower clubs and the leagues, that think that to remove the notes that now deliver the national competitions would be a difficult hit to assume.

Clubs and leagues oponen to the changes proposed by the UEFA and the ECA

France, England or Spain already have heaved the voice against a system that consider that it favours to the big and prejudices to the small, that would have almost impossible to show to a competition that would hoard the leadership to sportive level all over the world, and in consequence would assume an important economic growth that would pay the national football.

Between the concrete cases finds the one of LaLiga, that has pronounced against due to the fact that it has made a report that estimates a loss of 33% of his economic value. Besides, seven of the nine Spanish members of the ECA also have voted against, leaving alone to FC Barcelona and Real Madrid, the only that have given his seen well. Athletic Club, Athletic of Madrid, Seville, Real Sociedad, Valencia, Villarreal and Málaga will form active part of the opposition.

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