UEFA Boss Platini Reveals Organization Considering Scrapping Europa League
UEFA President Michel Platini has admitted that his organization is "considering scrapping the Europa League in favour of extending the Champions League," according to the London TELEGRAPH. In an interview to appear in Wednesday's Ouest-France newspaper, Platini was asked about possible plans to extend the Champions League at the expense of the second-tier Europa League. Platini said: "There is an ongoing debate to determine what form the European competitions will have between 2015 and 2018. We're discussing it, we will make a decision in 2014. Nothing is decided yet." The Europa League generates "far lower revenue for clubs than the Champions League" and has been criticized since it evolved from the UEFA Cup in '09 (TELEGRAPH, 11/27).