UEFA might shift Champions League matches to weekends

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Bengaluru, Oct 7: UEFA is planning to shift Champions League matches to weekends as a part of their upheaval of the competition, according to the Daily Mail. 

The European Professional Football Leagues has already raised several objections regarding the overhauling of the biggest continental tournament.

FC Barcelona 2014/15 Champions League winners

The plan of allowing the top 4 teams from England, Spain, Germany and Italy has already been opposed.

Daily Mail quoted Scottish football Neil Doncaster said:"The threat is very real, very significant, we are only talking about the cycle of 2018/21 but the direction of travel that UEFA has embarked upon is a very dangerous route.

"It threatens the very future of very top-level football and it is vital that a line is drawn in the sand now and the EPFL take the firm stand that is required and start to all back some of the very damning proposals.

"The closed-shop is the direction of travel a number in Europe would like to see and it is outrageous that UEFA can preside over a situation where that is the direction of travel.

The fear is that we end up with a closed-league situation. I was at the Celtic v Man City game last week, probably one of the best group games and a fantastic spectacle enjoyed by many across the world."

According to reports, the English club will oppose the new proposals made by the organisation. 

According to a Premier League source: "This is a red-line issue that we wouldn't even contemplate."

Even though, English clubs are opposing the plans, Spanish, German and Italian clubs are apparently onboard with UEFA.

Doncaster further added: "I have been in the game 20 years, I have never seen the game in Europe as united against a set of proposals, it is unique that you have representatives of the small, large and medium-sized leagues against damaging proposals from UEFA."

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