Alonso Tells Ferrari He Wants To Leave DFL Launches Goal-Line System Tender Ratings Drop For Singapore F1 Grand Prix SOCAR To Sponsor Baku 2015 Agent Jorge Mendes Implicated In TPO Indian Super League Emphasizing Stars PFA Calls For Homegrown Quota In EPL Zwanziger: Qatar Will Not Host World Cup Yogurt Brand Partners With LFP U.K. MP: FIFA Probe Could Yield Charges
Enter amount in full numerical value, without currency symbol or commas (ex: 3000000).
Upcoming Conferences and Events
SBD Global/October 14, 2013/International Football
New European Super League Under Discussion, ECA Backs Champions League Setup
Published October 14, 2013
ECA RESPONDS: The AFP reported Aysal suggested that the clubs "would be prepared to turn their backs on European governing body UEFA if the organisation opposed their scheme." Aysal: "In the end, the clubs will always be right because the clubs are the actors and the actors have to decide their fate and their future and their destiny" (AFP, 10/10). SKY SPORTS' Graeme Bailey reported the ECA "has insisted it is backing the current UEFA Champions League format." The ECA issued a quick response to Aysal's comments, insisting that "they are more than happy with the current Champions League set-up." A statement read, "The European Club Association (ECA) has taken note of comments made today regarding the alleged creation of a European Super League in 2018. ECA underlines that such an idea was never discussed within the association and never figured on any meeting agenda. ECA is very happy with the current European club competitions" (SKY SPORTS, 10/11).