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Champions League Games Could Be Coming To Weekends

Champions League Games Could Be Coming To Weekends

There's talk of monumental changes to the Champions League in the near future - with games potentially being played on the weekends instead of midweek.

Elliot Richardson, who is the Chairman of Dugout, tweeted to say that he has heard from "very good sources" that UCL games will indeed be moving in a bid to maximise the Asian and US audiences interested in the European football's premier club competition.

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Of course, it would also majorly mess up the schedule in domestic leagues across Europe but it's said that domestic games would shift to mid-week to accommodate Champions League action.

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We currently have the final on a weekend ay at the end of the Champions League campaign but having all the games played on Saturdays and Sunday just feels plain wrong and it feels like a wholly unnecessary change.

Since 2003/04 there have been eight groups of four teams in the Champions League - with the top two progressing to the round of 16 after six games. Matches have been played on Tuesday and Wednesday nights.

However, as per Sport BILD, we could soon have four groups of eight teams as well as a drastic schedule change whereby we see the UCL played at the end of every week.

Going into this season, UEFA announced new kick-off times of 17:55 and 20:00 (GMT), 23-man squads instead of while they recently revealed that VAR and a fourth substitute will be used starting with this season's knockout changes.

But moving it to weekends, in a huge overhaul of the competition everyone loves, would inevitably be the most drastic change and we can't see it going down well.

If it's not broken, don't fix it.

What are your thoughts on the news? Sound off in the comments.

Topics: Football News, Football, Europe, UEFA, Premier League, Champions League, TV, European Football

Josh Lawless

Josh is a writer who specialises in football and wrestling. He has been published by Curzon Ashton FC, Late Tackle, Manchester City FC, The Mirror, Read Man City and Manchester Evening News. He provides coverage of professional wrestling and has interviewed some of the biggest names in the field - including the first UK interview with The Hardy Boyz after their return to WWE. He has never sported a pair of Lonsdale Slip-ons, contrary to reports.

 

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