The entire Belgian elite voted to team up with the Netherlands in a historic European merger, which could pave the way for Scottish teams to pull out of their national championships.
The 25 members of the country’s Pro League unanimously voted to form a new “Bene League”, which will unite opponents from the country’s best teams, such as Anderlech, Club Brugge and the Europa League, with opponents from Rangers Royal Antwerp Ajax K caliber and Feyenoord in a new configuration.
He is likely to start with 10 Dutch teams and eight Belgium, although there are still no votes on the other side of the border.
And Scottish clubs will continue to watch in many ways for some clubs to keep the home game still open.
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First, there is the long-held belief that Celtic and Rangers can at least rise from the way they join the English Premier League, or from a low point on the pyramid.
He remained silent on this front for some time in terms of concrete proposals, but Parkhead’s largest shareholder Dermot Desmond said in September that the demands of the “British League” would inevitably be heard at some point, as the size of Glasgow was very is big . Refuse. .
An international competition has also called for an “Atlantic League” to bring teams from Scotland, Republic of Ireland, Sweden, Denmark and Norway together.
Irish investor Andrew Doyle supported the plans, and the plans were largely supported by bank JP Morgan, which aimed to include Celtic, Rangers Hibs, Hearts and Aberdeen in the format.
Meanwhile, the BNE League is expected to generate up to £ 350 million in TV revenue, which is seen as an attempt to balance the country’s famous clubs with teams from the top five countries in Europe.
And if it gets the green light from the Irredivi sides, it could serve as a litmus test of whether the largest Scottish Premiership clubs would go down the same route and be served differently for regional competition – while the European Union The governing body of football has already done so. Granted his place.
UEFA President Alexander Seffrin said in January: “More and more countries are interested in the possibility of a regional championship as it will increase the value of clubs, as well as sponsors’ income and sales of clubs.
“UEFA is, in principle, nothing against regional leagues. The main problem is how to move from these leagues to European competitions. UEFA should solve this problem.
“Also, we do not want to create regional leagues that destroy the national league. Therefore the regional league is a serious business and nothing concrete has been decided yet, but it is under consideration. “
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