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THE TOURNAMENT WOULD CHANGE FORMAT

Bombshell! UEFA prepares important changes for the European Super Cup

Published:22/09/2022 - 02:30h

Updated:22/09/2022 - 02:30h

UEFA could 'copy' the format of the Spanish Super Cup in the European Super Cup for 2024. The tournament could move to the United States with a 'final four' that would include the champion of the Conference League and Major League Soccer

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The European football prepares for a decade of changes. In addition to the new format of the Champions League approved for the season 2024-25, the UEFA contemplates to revolutionise the Supercopa of Europe, until 2022 contested to only party in random headquarters inside the continent. For 2024, the tournament could mudarse to the United States with a very similar format to the of the Supercopa of Spain.

In this sense, the newspaper 'The Guardian' ensures that the plan of the UEFA aims to include to the champion of the Conference League, tournament premièred in the 2021-22 (the Rome of José Mourinho was champion) in the dispute of the Supercopa, which would implement a 'final four' that would complete the campeó of the Major League Soccer, like representative of the American football. Like this, they would contest four parties in place of one and in a market very apetecible like the North American.

For the UEFA, United States is a very attractive headquarters from the commercial. From here that, as well as it decided the Real Spanish Federation of Football (RFEF) when carrying his Supercopa to Arabia, the maximum body of the European football see in North America the ideal destination for a tournament that would happen to contest two semifinals, a party by the third place and a final in place of an only party.

The new format would suppose him to the UEFA an increase of 150% of his current income by the tournament, thanks to the sale by television rights, a very profitable market in the United States. However, the format has not been approved by the Congress of the UEFA and follow contemplating alternative. What himself is sure is that the edition of 2023 will be the last Supercopa contested under the current format.

Other alternatives for the Supercopa

During the last Congress of the UEFA, one of the alternatives presented for the tournament was to leave his dispute in hands of the champions of the Europe League and the Conference League and create a new glass for the finalists of the Champions League, beside two invited more. With the creation of the Conference, is clear that the champion of this tournament can not remain outside of the fight by the Supercopa European.

The Supercopa of the UEFA contested for the first time in 1973. Until 1999, the teams that contested it were the champion of the Champions (Glass of Europe) and of the extinct Recopa of the UEFA. From the year 2000, the champion of the Glass UEFA (current Europe League) obtained the right to contest it and, from 1998, happened to play to only party in Monaco (fixed headquarters until 2012), since before it played to gone and turn. The Real Madrid, champion of 2022, equalised to the FC Barcelona and to the AC Milan like winning maxima of the tournament, with five trophies.

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