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Juventus, AC Milan and Inter Milan pushing to reduce the number of teams in Serie A

Juventus, AC Milan and Inter Milan pushing to reduce the number of teams in Serie A

The top clubs in Italy want to reduce the number of teams in Serie A from 20 to 18.

Three of Italy's biggest clubs have reportedly come together to propose a huge change that will see the number of clubs in Serie A be reduced from 20 to 18.

The CEOs of Inter Milan, AC Milan and Juventus met at the Football Federation headquarters this week to discuss the matter with FIGC president Gabriele Gravina.

It is said the majority of Serie A clubs are against the proposal that will be debated at a FIGC assembly in Rome on March 11.

But the previously mentioned trio want the league to be reduced in size in a bid to 'ease the packed fixture list' and 'increase the quality of football on offer', according to the Daily Mail.

Inter Milan were represented by their CEO Beppe Marotta, while Juventus' general manager Maurizio Scanavino and director Francesco Calvo were in attendance to meet Gravina.

Paulo Scaroni, the president of AC Milan, is said to have joined the meeting on a video conference call.

Back in December, FIGC president Gabriele Gravina said he was "very passionate about the topic of reform."

He added: “I was the first to table the issue and present various projects, but words of agreement have not yet been followed by action.

"As such, I have formally called upon the Assembly to convene on 11 March in order to modify the Statute, which I announced would happen at the last Federal Council session.

"Either we move past the vetoes applied by vested interests in order to design a new model for Italian football, or I’ll ask the delegates to do away with the so-called memorandum of understanding that impedes us from taking concrete steps towards broad reforms of the football system.”

Image credit: Getty
Image credit: Getty

Serie A decided to expand from 18 to 20 clubs ahead of the 2004/05 season but that could all change as talks to return to the old system continue.

At present, both the Premier League and La Liga have 20 clubs, while the Bundesliga and Ligue 1 have 18.

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Topics: Serie A, Juventus, AC Milan, Inter Milan