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UEFA WARN CLUBS OVER ATLANTIC LEAGUE

UEFA WARN CLUBS OVER ATLANTIC LEAGUE

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28 Sep 2001
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The idea of a so-called Atlantic League is attracting interest from clubs in Scotland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Portugal and Sweden who want to quit their domestic leagues in the hope of generating more revenue than they do under UEFA's present structure.
UEFA opposes the idea and turned up the pressure on those clubs thinking of taking part on Friday.
"If they want to break away clearly they have the right to do that," UEFA spokesman Mike Lee said.
"But they wouldn't obviously be eligible to play in our competitions.
"We don't think it's a very sensible way forward."
Currently clubs qualify for the Champions League, Europe's premier club competition, on the basis of how they perform in their domestic leagues.

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