FC Barcelona: Sandro Rosell Wants Changes in UCL and La Liga

Roberto Alvarez-GallosoChief Writer INovember 14, 2011

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FC Barcelona President Sandro Rosell says that he wants changes in the UEFA Champions League and La Liga. Rosell made his statements in an interview with Al Jazeera Sport Channel which was published in the FC Barcelona website.

Rosell proposed the gradual reduction of teams in La Liga from 20 to 16, which would increase competition. Rosell went on to propose an increase in the amount of Spanish teams that could compete in the UEFA Champions League (UCL).

Rosell stated that the changes could also increase revenue and players could be around fewer clubs. The idea seems like a great one on paper, but should be applied gradually.

Rosell touched on other subjects during his interview with Al Jazeera Sport Channel. Rosell declared that he supports Barca's current coach, Pep Guardiola.

Rosell praised Guardiola for his dedication and hard work for FC Barcelona. Rosell stated that Guardiola was free to renew his contract for another few years since he is popular with Barca.

Rosell also talked about the rivalry between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid and hoped for cordial relations. Rosell concluded the interview by stating that he is hoping that Barca would become a club for the children of the world.

It is also hoped that Guardiola remains with Barca for a long time and that there is no repeat of the heated rivalry with Real Madrid. FC Barcelona (in my opinion) is the club for children especially in Miami Florida.

The children (as well as the adults) can be seen wearing Barca shirts and pennants in the streets of Miami, Florida. Barca appears to be on its way to being the universal world football club.