Saudi Pro League ‘in talks’ with UEFA over shock Champions League decision

Talks are reportedly taking place between the Saudi Arabian Football Association and UEFA to allow Saudi clubs to join the Champions League.

Discussions are reportedly taking place between the two powerful organizations over the possibility of some Saudi Pro League clubs playing in Europe.

The idea sounds utterly ridiculous on the surface, but given the large number of high-level players moving, it could be a reality.

After Cristiano Ronaldo’s decision to move there Al-NassrVarious big names have also made the move, including Karim Benzema and Neymar.

With so many expensive players coming in, UEFA is likely worried about the appeal of the Champions League given that so many big names have vanished from Europe, including Lionel Messi who has joined InterMiami.

Al Ettifaq vs. Al Nassr: Saudi Pro League
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Clubs of the Saudi Pro League in the Champions League

Logically, that shouldn’t happen as Saudi Arabia does not fall under the jurisdiction of UEFA, but of the AFC.

But with the rest of the Asian Champions League clubs lacking the resources of Saudi Arabia, there could be some easy tournaments.

Therefore acc Calcio FinanzaThe Saudi Football Association is “in talks” with UEFA about securing a place in the Champions League from 2025.

It adds that it would not affect their placement in the Asian Champions League, nor in the annual Arab Cup, which Al-Nassr won last week.

Rather, they would prefer the winners of the Saudi Pro League to enter the famous UEFA Champions League every year as a ‘wild card’.

This makes it more likely that a change of confederation would also have an impact on the national team.

Could they actually make it to the Champions League?

If you had asked this question a year ago, the answer would be a resounding and resounding no, which would be clear.

But given the rapid development of the Saudi Pro League, nothing would surprise us anymore.

While this deal may still be unlikely, it would mean a huge boost for clubs like Al-Nassr involved.

The prize money and focus on the Champions League is significant compared to any other competition.

It would help Al-Nassr become financially independent.

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Emma Bowman

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