Away goals advantage set to be removed, Ceferin remains UEFA president
The away goals rule could be abolished from European competition, while Aleksander Ceferin remained in his role of UEFA President and the possibility of UEFA Champions League matches being played at weekends has been discussed.
As previously suggested, UEFA are edging closer to abolishing the away goals rule in continental competitions, with many well-known head coaches expressing their desire for it to be removed. Diego Simeone, the manager of Atletico Madrid, revealed his position against the added value of away goals, and his opinion was supported by the likes of Carlo Ancelotti and Thomas Tuchel.
According to German publication Kicker, UEFA will soon take the formal decision to scrap the advantage of away goals in the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, European Qualifiers and UEFA Nations League. The amendment to the rules and regulations will have a large effect on how knockout fixtures unfurl.
CEFERIN REMAINS UEFA PRESIDENT
Aleksander Ceferin, who has been at the UEFA helm since Michel Platini departed in September 2016, will remain in his role of President until 2023. UEFA confirmed the development with this following statement:
“Aleksander Ceferin has been formally re-elected as UEFA President for a new term (2019-2023). Congratulations, Mr. Ceferin!”
POSSIBILITY OF UCL ON WEEKENDS
At a recent meeting between the European Club Association (ECA) and UEFA, the possibility of moving Champions League matches to the weekend was discussed, and reports suggest the proposal is likely to go through.
Stories in the media stated that there is the chance that Champions League games could be moved from Tuesday/Wednesday to Saturday/Sunday in time for the 2021/2022 season. It’s not yet clear how that would affect domestic European leagues.
INFANTINO TO CONTINUE AS FIFA LEADER
On June 5, the FIFA Presidential Election will take place in Paris, however there is only one candidate for the post.
Gianni Infantino initially became FIFA President in February 2016 and he will remain in charge of world football’s governing body for at least another four years. He won’t face any opposition at June’s elections in France.