European Leagues Statement on A22 revised plans for a breakaway European league

The European Leagues are very surprised by today’s statement from A22 which refers to an open consultation process and its results.

The European Leagues – the body officially representing the interests of 40 domestic competition organisers coming from 34 countries in Europe and 1092 clubs – never met with A22 and were not consulted.

The Leagues fully support the current European club football model which is based on a open pyramidal structure with promotion and relegation from grassroots to professional at domestic level, and where qualification for the UEFA Clubs Competitions is based on the annual performance in the domestic competitions.

This model is far from being broken and does not need to be fixed.

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