‘Atlantic league’ poised to reshape European club football

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OFFICIAL discussions are underway investigating the opportunities and obstacles involved in setting up a new European league including teams from European league, Denmark, the Netherlands, Norway, Scotland and Sweden. 

FC Copenhagen director Anders Horsholt has confirmed the talks as smaller clubs across the continent fear the prospect of a more lucrative Champions League breakaway tournament freezing them permanently out of international competition. 

“Yes it’s true. If we do not act now, we will see the biggest clubs grow larger and stronger while it will be increasingly difficult for clubs like us.

“We must therefore look at which alternative international opportunities for FC Copenhagen in the future” he told Danish press. 

The development comes as UEFA announced new plans for future Champions League campaigns which would favour Europe’s top four leagues and offer participating clubs even more money. 

There are also talks over the prospect of creating a European ‘super league’ that would rival the Champions League and be financed by China’s richest man.

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