According to UEFA president Aleksander Čeferin Champions League games could be held in the United States as soon as 2026.
This would be huge for the United States as they are co-hosting the World Cup that year with Canada and Mexico.
As well as co-hosting the World Cup in 2026, the United States will also host the 2024 Copa America, with its national team competing in the tournament to build much-needed experience ahead of the World Cup.
The United States is the defending champion going into this year’s tournament in Australia and New Zealand, which begins in July.
UEFA President Aleksander Čeferin made on Roger Bennett’s podcast this week from the Men in Blazers Media Network. Čeferin stopped short of saying with certainty that the Champions League would come to the market. But he did say such a move has been discussed and he heaped praise on the U.S. market for soccer, calling it “a very important, promising market for the future.”
This year’s final will be held in Istanbul. London hosts it in 2024 and Munich will be the site for 2025. “After that, let’s see,” Čeferin told Bennett. “It’s possible.”
Such a move would mark the first time the tournament’s final game would be held outside of Europe. Čeferin praised the U.S. market, saying he was “shocked” by U.S. television viewership for the European Cup and Champions League matches. “The problem is the time difference because if you play Tuesdays and Wednesdays, at 3 or noon in L.A., it’s a problem,” he said.
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