The Association of European Professional Football Leagues (EPFL), the collective representative of European soccer’s leagues, has unanimously approved an agreement on the future of European soccer with Uefa, the sport’s governing body in Europe.
The accord was announced at the EPFL’s recent extraordinary general assembly and centres on a variety of issues that will shape the future of European soccer. These include EPFL representation within Uefa decision-making bodies, future cooperation on current competition structure, formats, principles and match scheduling issues.
This agreement will enter into force once ratified by the two parties.
“I am delighted that our members have approved this agreement we have reached with Uefa which we both feel will protect and enhance the competitive balance within football,” said Lars-Christer Olsson, chairman of the EPFL. “This agreement recognizes the fundamental role played by the domestic competitions for the sustainable development of football both at national and international level.”
The EPFL represents more than 900 clubs in 32 professional soccer leagues across Europe.