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Top European clubs set to win in new Champions League deal

Top European clubs set to win in new Champions League deal

GENEVA (AP) — The richest clubs & biggest leagues in Europe are set to tighten their grip on the Champions League's future format & prize money this week.

A deal being prepared by UEFA should end threats by some elite clubs to break away & form a closed European Super League before 2021.

However, it could ensure that more guaranteed places in the 32-team group stage & bigger shares of billion-dollar prize money each season will go to teams like Real Madrid, Barcelona & Juventus from the four highest-ranked national leagues.

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Top European clubs play down talk of Super League plans

PARIS (AP) — Europe's top football clubs insist they have no plans to set up a breakaway Super League of elite teams to replace the Champions League.

''We are not designing anything at the moment,'' European Club Association vice chairman Umberto Gandini said after a meeting attended by 143 members on Tuesday.

The ECA's own leaders have helped fueled recent speculation of a breakaway from the UEFA-run Champions League or giving guaranteed entries to some huge clubs who do not qualify on merit.

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Top European clubs play down talk of Super League plans

PARIS (AP) — Europe's top football clubs insist they have no plans to set up a breakaway Super League of elite teams to replace the Champions League.

''We are not designing anything at the moment,'' European Club Association vice chairman Umberto Gandini said after a meeting attended by 143 members on Tuesday.

The ECA's own leaders have helped fueled recent speculation of a breakaway from the UEFA-run Champions League or giving guaranteed entries to some huge clubs who do not qualify on merit.

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