Women’s football is to receive a four-fold increase in financial support from Uefa’s revamped Champions League.
The new model, set to be introduced for the 2021-22 season, will ensure €24 million is redistributed to develop the women’s game across Europe.
Teams like AC Milan could benefit from the newly revised tournament, should they qualify for the Champions League this year. They could benefit not only from the €24 million in fees, but they could also benefit from the money from the group stages as well as the exposure that will come from the elite competition. The fact that UEFA will centralize the rights to broadcast the UWCL means that we could watch the tournament on one platform instead of several. It also provides the potential to grow the tournament internationally, as centralizing the rights will make it easier to watch the tournament outside of Europe.
All of this will benefit the Rossonere in their bid to become a professionalized squad and a true powerhouse in Europe.
Here’s an overview of UEFA’s plan to reform the competition.
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“Today’s announcement represents a giant step forward for football. The competition’s new financial distribution model will strengthen the entire professional women’s game across Europe,” said UEFA President Aleksander Čeferin on Tuesday.
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