ZURICH – Europe's domestic leagues, concerned about plans to drastically overhaul football on the continent from 2024, say they will not allow UEFA club competitions to be played at weekends.
The topic, alongside the revenue distribution model for the Champions League and Europa League, is set to dominate discussions when the European Leagues umbrella organisation holds a general assembly in Lisbon on Friday.
UEFA has recently begun discussions with the continent's clubs over the format for European competitions from 2024.
The European Club Association (ECA) has said it wants more teams playing more games in European competition although, after meeting in Amsterdam last week, added that it was too early to give details on what was being planned.
However, the European Leagues are concerned that European soccer's governing body UEFA could ultimately give captive places to some bigger clubs and play matches at weekends.