FIGC president Gabriele Gravina is trying to arrange a large reform of the Italian football pyramid, and the top three teams, Juventus, Inter, and Milan, are in favor of reducing the number of Serie A participants from 20 to 18, La Repubblica informs.
The trio made their stance public during a League meeting on Monday. Their execs had convened at the Nerazzurri’s HQ to talk strategy and discuss further economic and political topics before the assembly.
Juventus, Inter, and Milan want to cut down the Serie A sides primarily to unclog the schedule. It will get even busier next season with the new formats of the European competitions and the Club’s World Cup. There could be tangible problems from the 2025/2026 campaign.
The trio has three or four backers that haven’t come out in the open yet, but it’s still a minority. The minnows are adamant against the idea, especially Monza, which are helmed by veteran director Adriano Galliani. Some would be ready for a legal fight should the tweak ever be approved. There needs to be wide support for it to happen.
Eventually, it’d be part of a large reformulation that would affect Serie C the most. Gravina plans to present his project during a federal council within a week.
Our Take on an 18-Team Serie A
It would have its benefits, and the product would arguably improve. However, it’s a long shot since the main income is TV rights, which are directly tied to the amount of matches.
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