The Champions League could seriously land in the United States. This was stated by Aleksander Ceferin himself, the president of UEFA.
Most likely, the first European club tournament will debut abroad in 2026, possibly in the wake of the next World Cup, which will be held in the USA, Mexico and Canada.
Nothing has been officially announced yet, but it looks like the countries could host the final chapter of the most important football tournament in the old continent. After Istanbul 2023, London 2024 and Munich 2025, for the first time in history, the trophy with big ears can be awarded outside Europe.
The UEFA president explained, “Football is very popular in the United States in this period. Americans are willing to pay big sums of money for the best and nothing for the worst. So they will follow European football like basketball fans in Europe follow the NBA. What shocked me, In fact, it is that the Euro Finals were watched by more people in the U.S. than the NBA Finals.With 30 European Championship games, practically every game was a Super Bowl in terms of attendance.
Naturally, Ceferin’s words instantly divided public opinion. On the one hand, in fact, if the federation can’t wait to get the millions of dollars coming in from the United States, on the other hand it will have to deal with the passion and anger of fans, certainly not too happy before the prospect of their teams going to play away from home.
On the other hand, football, in its pure essence, cannot be reduced to a mere matter of money.
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