Ceferin replies to Florentino Pérez on European Super League
The UEFA head maintained that the Real Madrid president who continually advocates a breakaway Super League is thinking only in the short term.
Speaking to Slovenian daily 24.ur, head of UEFA Aleksander Ceferin recognised that 2020 was the most challenging year since the organisation's creation in 1954 as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. "Despite the complications, we've managed to host over 1,200 games this year without any major incidents", stated Čeferin who claimed to be optimistic that 2021 would be a better year all round and hoped that the 2020/21 Champions League final could be played at Istanbul's Attaturk Stadium with a packed stadium.
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Speaking on the Champions League, Ceferin stated that the current format of the competition would remain as it is through to 2024 and was optimistic that the roll-out of the vaccination programme across the continent would permit supporters to safely return to the stands. He concluded that plans were afoot to look at another Champions League system but one that would be "inclusive to all but different at the same time".