Emergency meeting this morning at the FFF because of the reform of the champions League (LP)
On Wednesday morning, the headquarters of the FFF hosted in any discretion, a crisis meeting of the who’s who of Ligue 1 clubs (except for the AS Monaco) to speak of the reform of the champions League (scheduled for 2024), reports leparisien.fr. In fact, the project in the pipes of the association of european clubs (ECA) has revolutionized continental competitions in favour ofan elite (which would be part of the PSG).
In its new version, which should be the subject of a vote of the UEFA executive committee, by 2020, the Champions League would commence with a phase of the championship from August to February with 4 groups of between 8 clubs (matches played during the week). The first four of each group going into 8th finals and getting a ticket for the next edition. The 5th would also be assured of playing the next Champions League. The 6th and 7th would have insurance to participate in the play-offs spot for the next season. Only the 8th out of the C1 next. “24 teams out of 32 would be maintained in the champions League from one year to the other”, observes the media. The champions League would become almost a competition semi-closed. “The 8 remaining places would then be allocated among the 4 semi-finalists of the Europa League and 4 national champions. These last four tickets would be awarded at the end of a tournament, possibly held between July and August.”
At the national level, this reform represents an earthquake that could bury the League Cup, reduce to 18 the number of clubs in League 1 (for scheduling issues). Above all, it would kill a little more the championship of France. “What would be the interest of a championship, including the winner and the dolphin would not even insured to be qualified for the champions League ?” request precisely leparisien.en. What worried the French clubs.