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Supporters group speak to UEFA

by | May 14, 2021 | News

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This week a delegation of fan representatives led by Football Supporters Europe met with UEFA and its president Aleksander Čeferin to discuss the fallout from the European Super League and the critical role that fans played in its demise.

Fans in the meeting were clear that the events of the past few weeks must never be allowed to happen again – the future of the beautiful game cannot be controlled by a handful of billionaire club owners.

Our key arguments are that:

  • UEFA has defended competition qualification based on sporting merit in recent weeks. It cannot reverse that position and try to create a new Champions League structure which rewards history and heritage over results from the previous season.
  • Supporters oppose any further expansion of the European calendar which eats into domestic leagues putting weekend fixtures and cup competitions under threat. When it comes to European football fans want quality over quantity, and certainly not the 10 first phase games as previously proposed.
  • A fairer distribution of UEFA revenue and an increase in solidarity payments across the continent has to be enacted to make sure that the whole football pyramid benefits from the game’s wealth.

FSA chief executive Kevin Miles said: “Supporters across the continent want to see UEFA reward sporting merit, respect domestic competition, and share the wealth that football has, rather than allow the greediest owners to hoard it.”

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