London - Newly elected UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin on
Wednesday reiterated his belief that it may be possible to block planned
changes to the format of the Champions League.
The European governing body announced last month that
England, Spain, Italy and Germany will each be guaranteed four berths for their
clubs in the tournament between 2018 and 2021.
The move was criticised by smaller European nations and
although it has been ratified by UEFA's executive committee, Ceferin suggested
the changes may not be set in stone.
When it was put to him that it will be impossible to change
the format of the Champions League before 2021, he replied: "I don't
necessarily agree with you, so let's see.
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"Of course it's not good for the small and mid-size
associations. But as I told you, it was my first day yesterday. I have to check
what were pluses and minuses about that decision.
"There were certainly pluses and minuses and I will
look on it and act. Everything can change."
Ceferin was speaking at an event to launch Euro 2020 at
London's City Hall.
The 48-year-old Slovenian lawyer beat Royal Dutch Football
Association chief Michael van Praag by 42 votes to 13 in last week's UEFA
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