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Clubs deny plans Champions League
Champions League The European Club Association (ECA), the association of national clubs in Europe, will be on 6 and 7 June in Malta an extraordinary general meeting. On that meeting will be the hotly contested reform of the Champions League will be discussed in depth. "We regret that there are a lot of wrong information spread", wrote to ECA-chairman Andrea Agnelli in a letter addressed to the 232 members, including the Belgian G5.

The initiative of the ECA to provide all its members to convene in Malta will, after the various European leagues and clubs had protested against a possible reform of the Champions League. Several 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. The first six of each group, regardless of their rankings in their own country, are placed for the next edition. The Champions League appears as an almost closed competition, in which the European elite with the miljoenendeals to get going. Which Champions League teams will play more European games.

But that also means extra pressure on the already crowded match schedule. Certain scenarios go out of the Champions League matches in the weekend. There are more than 35 prof league, united in European Leagues, have serious concerns. Andrea Agnelli, president of Juventus, but also of the ECA, trying in writing to the 232 members of the ECA tempers to calm. "We regret that there are a lot of wrong speculations and rumors in the media have appeared. For the time being, however, still no concrete proposal on the future European leagues approved," said Allegri in the mail that the French news agency AFP was able to read.

On 6 and 7 may invites the European profligavereniging clubvertegenwoordigers of more than 900 clubs out for a colloquium in Madrid. The day before a meeting between European Leagues and the UEFA (on 8 may in Nyon), they can their vision lost on how the European leagues should look like. The ECA, which is closely linked with the UEFA, recommends its 232 members, however, not to Madrid, to bags. "It was not correct of the European Leagues to the clubs of the ECA to join, mainly because UEFA and the ECA have not been officially invited," said Allegri.

According to Lars-Christer Olsson, chairman of the European Leagues, includes the writing of Allegri "misleading information about the future of the European competitions" as well as "false accusations". "Our clubs are big enough and strong enough to make their own judgement. The chairman of the ECA need them not to give orders", responded Olsson on the boycott. According to the Swede is the UEFA invited to the colloquium in Madrid.

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