UEFA Champions League Expansion: Implications of a 64-Team Format

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UEFA Champions League Expansion: Implications of a 64-Team Format
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UEFA are considering doubling the number of teams in the Champions League, from 32 to 64, and potentially scrapping the Europa League.

Said UEFA president Michel Platini, in an interview with ouest-france.fr (translation by Google):

There is an ongoing debate to determine what form will the European competitions between 2015 and 2018. We talk, we will make a decision in 2014. There is nothing decided yet.

There are many factors at play here, and opinions differ wildly on the concept of expanding Europe's premier club competition—as they do on the idea of ditching the much-maligned Europa League.

Here's B/R's Clark Whitney:

And here's commentator Guy Mowbray with a contrasting view:

To help you pick a side on the debate, here are some potential implications of expanding the Champions League.

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