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UEFA president Michel Platini may change Champions League format

Updated: Wednesday, 28 Nov 2012 12:50 | Comments

The Champions League may be changed to a 64-team format
The Champions League may be changed to a 64-team format

European soccer's governing body UEFA is discussing a possible change in the format of its club competitions.

Asked if there was a plan to scrap the Europa League in favour of a 64-club Champions League, UEFA president Michel Platini told French newspaper Ouest France: "There is a debate to determine what form the European competitions will have between 2015 and 2018.

"We are discussing it, we will make a decision in 2014. There is nothing decided yet."

"We are discussing it, we will make a decision in 2014." - Platini

Platini also left the door ajar for video refereeing to rule on offside decisions.

"There 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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