ECA Statement on UEFA Nations League
Thursday, 27 03 2014
ECA Chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge
The European Club Association has taken note of UEFA's announcement today to establish a new national team competition, namely the UEFA Nations League.
The European clubs do not oppose such project, as the number of international matches in the calendar remains unchanged. Once more details concerning the competition format are available, ECA will analyse the possible impact on club football.
Commenting on the Nations League and a possible impact on the club game, ECA Chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said:
"A positive aspect of this new concept is that our players will no longer have to travel around the world for friendly matches. I am not worried about the Champions League; it is a prime product and the Europa League as well will continue to flourish."