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    That was referencing the Champions League! Note to self: don't post when tired.
    I'm hoping the threat that players and clubs that breakaway would be barred from future UEFA/FIFA competitions will delay it long enough until I'm dead or until a better solution is found.
    I think the problem really is TV money. The top leagues in Europe receive way more than any other in the world, so clubs pay the highest wages to attract the best players which boosts sponsorship and the gap gets bigger all the time. Most of the biggest investors come from places where there are no high profile leagues like the Middle East and Asia.
    If FIFA took control of all TV contracts centrally and redistributed the money equally to each continental federation then maybe there would be a more even spread. Wealthy Gulf dictators might start supporting their own clubs

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    Giving FIFA more money sounds like a bad idea. They're corrupt enough as it is. There's also no way they can take control of that now. Even the situation in England, where the Premiership has a central TV contract with rules for how it's distributed is probably now impossible in Spain, where the clubs control their own TV rights individually.
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    I don't think it would happen either. Maybe if they controlled the rights for Copa Libertadores, Champions League, Asian CL and African CL and then ordered each to pay the same prize money, it would be a start.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John83 View Post
    Even the situation in England, where the Premiership has a central TV contract with rules for how it's distributed is probably now impossible in Spain, where the clubs control their own TV rights individually.
    Actually, that's no longer the case.

    At the start of season 2015/16 La Liga moved to a centralised distribution system which, whilst still rewarding the Big Three handsomely, is nonetheless much better than before for the other 17 clubs:
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/bobbymc...ecord-payouts/

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