UEFA considering moving Champions League matches outside of Europe

UEFA is considering staging Champions League matches and Super Cup outside of Europe in order for clubs to make meaningful games more accessible to their global fanbases.

Authorities are open to fixtures taking place in markets such as the US, China, or the Middle East.

The idea was pitched after European clubs conducted successful pre-season tournaments in Asia and the USA. 

It’s understood that early Champions League group matches, rather than high-stakes knockout games, would be the target while the Super Cup could also be in line for a move abroad.

Both ideas were reportedly well received by some of the more powerful club executives, including PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi.

Additionally, UEFA is considering replacing the Super Cup with a four-team mini-tournament – which would include the Champions League winners and three other leading teams in what would be referred to as the ‘Opening Tournament’.

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