Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Your friendly neighborhood UEFA NextGen report (updated)

The Under-19 Champions League is expanding to 24 teams next season after getting rave reviews from plays and coaches alike.

Today, NextGen announced the fourth addition to the competition, Arsenal, bringing the total to 20 teams. Inter actually practiced at Arsenal's facilities at one point during the tournament and spoke nicely enough of it for Arsenal to join.

2012-13 Members to date (by country):
England - Arsenal, Aston Villa, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City and Tottenham
France - Marseille and PSG
The Netherlands - Ajax and PSV Eindhoven
Norway - Molde and Rosenborg
Germany - Wolfsburg
Greece - Olympiacos
Italy - Inter Milan
Portugal - Sporting CP
Scotland - Celtic
Spain - FC Barcelona
Switzerland - FC Basel
Turkey - Fenerbahçe

*New teams

UPDATE: Despite speculation that they would, Manchester United have announced they will not join the competition next year.

- Jacob Klinger

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