Big update! UEFA plans to scrap the two-leg semifinals

Champions League: Big Update! UEFA plans to scrap two-legged semifinals – In a major development, it has been revealed that the European football governing body, UEFA, is planning to cancel the double-leg semifinals of the 2024/25 season of the UEFA Champions League. Follow live football updates on InsideSport.IN.

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According to the Times, UEFA is ‘planning to launch’Football Festival Week, Where the semifinals will be a one-time knockout game, where there will be no home facility for any participant. This will be followed by the finals, which will be played in the same city and the same week, giving fans a whole week of exciting football action.

Champions League: Big Update! UEFA plans to scrap two-leg semifinals from 2024 – see details

The UEFA Champions League semifinals could be a stepping stone from 2024 onwards
The UEFA Champions League semifinals could be a stepping stone from 2024 onwards

Currently, the Champions League semifinals are played on two legs in home and away formats throughout the week. This system has been in operation since 1955, but it may eventually change now, as UEFA is determined to make the competition more attractive and engaging.

Speaking to the Times, UEFA President Alexander Seferin said earlier “This can be a fantastic event for broadcasters, for sponsors. The same week you can make the finals of the Women’s Champions League or Youth competition, you can get a really great week of football. These knockout matches are different and more exciting.

Champions League: Big Update! UEFA plans to scrap two-leg semifinals from 2024 – see details

UEFA President Alexander Seferin has a plan "Football Festival Week"
UEFA President Alexander Seferin is planning “Football Festival Week”.

Ceferin further claims that UEFA borrowed his idea from the United States Super Bowl. Although it has so far remained only a plan, the European Club Association (ECA) has already endorsed the idea.

Champions League: Big Update! UEFA plans to scrap two-leg semifinals from 2024 – see details

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