Barcelona president Sandro Rosell came out last week and expressed his desire for a reduced Premier League and an expanded Champions League.
Whilst I am definitely against reducing the amount of teams in the EPL, there are definitely pros and cons to expanding the Champions League.
Money and TV rights would obviously be beneficial to all, but I wouldn't want my beloved Liverpool travelling to (let's say) Brazil on a Wednesday only have to be back on Merseyside for a Sunday game.
Before you say it, I am acutely aware that Liverpool aren't currently in the Champions League but the point remains the same. It just seems unfeasible to expand beyond Europe based on travel time alone.
That aside I was given the task of listing some teams outside of Europe that could compete in the Champions League - hypothetically of course.
Note the key word compete, so don't read this article expecting a list of teams that could actually win the competition. Chelsea have a hard enough time doing that.
Hope you enjoy and let me know your thoughts.
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