Euro League talk resurfaces

Image: Platini: Open to talks

Uefa is ready to listen to proposals from top European teams regarding the creation of a continental league.

Uefa prepared to discuss plans

Uefa is ready to listen to proposals from top European teams regarding the creation of a continental league. The Super League concept has been touted for some time, with clubs well aware of the financial benefits it would bring. Until now the idea has received little support from domestic and European governing bodies. However, the current economic climate appears to have made the plans more viable, with the European Club Association (ECA) talking up the proposals once again during a meeting in Switzerland last week. It is believed a Super League, which would replace the UEFA Champions League and Uefa Cup competitions, made up of three divisions with 20 to 22 teams in each tier has support from inside Uefa. "Everybody knows my philosophy about European competitions, but the world is changing and we must be careful about that," Uefa president Michel Platini told France Football. "If it was up to me, I would revert to European Cups as they were at the beginning, with just knockout rounds. But we must listen carefully to any suggestion. "If (clubs) come and talk to us, we would listen to them and then decide." European domestic leagues would remain should the idea be implemented, but would need to be restructured in order to allow the top teams to compete in both competitions.

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