UEFA Set to Make Massive Changes to Super Cup, Considers Four Team Format in Subsequent Editions

UEFA Set to Make Massive Changes to Super Cup, Considers Four Team Format in Subsequent Editions

  • Spanish teams could meet Major League Soccer teams in a revamped UEFA Super Cup being considered by the European football governing body
  • Winners of the Champions League and the Europa League will also be joined by the Conference League and Major League Soccer champions in the new format
  • The Super Cup currently sees the Champions League winners take on the Europa League winners of the previous season

European football governing body, UEFA are set to make a massive revamp of the Super Cup which is set to affect Spanish teams playing in Europe such as Barcelona and Real Madrid.

UEFA is reportedly considering whether to change the Super Cup's structure to include four teams rather than the usual two-team format which it has been known for.

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Real Madrid are the current holders of the UEFA Super Cup after defeating Eintracht Frankfurt in the final 2-1 in August. Photo by Chris Brunskill
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According to Madrid Universal, the new format being considered will include the winners of the Champions League, Europa League, the Conference League, and Major League Soccer champions.

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The concept of a new opening competition to take the place of the Super Cup starting in 2024 is gathering support as a way to increase revenue for both the competing clubs and European football as a whole.

Real Madrid are the UEFA Super Cup winners after the UEFA Champions League holders defeated Europa Cup winners Eintracht Frankfurt 2-1 in August.

Real Madrid making arrangements for Champions League expulsion

Meanwhile, Real Madrid are putting aside money to survive various seasons without the income from the Champions League, Football Espana reports.

It is a measure taken by Los Blancos in case they are expelled from Europe’s premier competition by UEFA due to their continued pursuit of the Super League.

Juventus, Barcelona and Real Madrid are still pushing for the start of the breakaway competition, which will involve 22 of Europe’s top teams.

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UEFA Super Cup: New offside technology to feature in final

Earlier, Sports Brief reported the UEFA Super Final between Real Madrid and Eintracht Frankfurt will play host to a piece of history.

The final, contested between the UEFA Champions League winners and the UEFA Europa League winners in Helsinki, will feature the use of semi-automated offside technology.

The system involves specialised cameras that track 29 different body points per player. A sensor inside the ball will also relay information back quicker.

Source: Sports Brief News