LONDON, Sep. 21 (PA Media/dpa/EP) -
UEFA could be considering inviting American teams to face the champions of their competitions in a revamped Super Cup featuring four teams, the 'PA' news agency has learned.
This new competition would include the winners of the Champions League and the Europa League, as is currently the case, but also the Conference League, which premiered last season. The champion of the Major League Soccer (MLS) would complete the participants to give more visibility to European soccer in the United States, considered a key growth market.
UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has ruled out playing games outside Europe, but the idea of a new inaugural tournament to replace the Super Cup from 2024 is gaining traction as a means of generating more revenue, not just for clubs but for European football in general, by attracting a new audience.
The sources consulted by the 'PA' agency have indicated that all the options would be considered to carry it out, such as placing the matches within a weekend where other types of shows would also be accommodated.
Further discussions on this matter are scheduled to take place at the European Club Association General Assembly to be held in Istanbul this Thursday and Friday, to which Formula One CEO Stefano Domenicali has been invited to explain how your sport is trying to attract new fans and broaden your interest.