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Champions League A Beast Bound By Money And Self-Interest
Independent, December 12th, 2008 2PM

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"The truth is that when Uefa brought in their Champions League they were not so much breaking new ground as buying time. They do know the nature of their beast. It is unbounded by any force but the one of self-interest. What happened this week was not football competition but money-spinning." James Lawton adds his voice to the chorus of U.K. media criticism pointing out that the UEFA Champions League has become exactly what many observers warned it would 15 years ago -- a predictable, cash-spinning tournament monopolized by the same teams every year while creating a huge wealth gap in domestic leagues.

 

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