European football's governing body UEFA is discussing a possible change
in the format of its club competitions, president Michel Platini said
Asked if there
was a plan to scrap the Europa League in favour of a 64-club Champions
League, Platini told French newspaper Ouest France: "There is a debate
to determine what form the European competitions will have between 2015
"We are discussing it, we will make a decision in 2014. There is nothing decided yet."
said on Wednesday that all discussions were part of an ongoing review
process in partnership with stakeholders such as the European Club
Association and broadcasters.
Platini also left the door ajar for video refereeing to rule on offside decisions.
is a complicated thing for which we might, and I say might, need video,
it's offside. Because it is very difficult for the referees to rule on
that," the Frenchman said.
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