It’s hard to imagine the Italian football authorities have never entertained the idea of a second season of the Champions League, which was launched in 2015 and is due to kick off on September 3.
However, it seems that the first game is not going to be played in Italy until 2022.
The first Champions League game will be played at the Olympic Stadium in Rome, as part of the 2022 European Championship, which Italy will host.
It is likely that the home-team will be the defending champion, with the host nation taking on the eventual champion, who will be selected in the next round of qualifiers.
“The second season is not a possibility,” Mario Balotelli, who has been suspended for four games after the match against the Netherlands on September 10, said to Sky Sport Italia.
“It’s too early to think about it.
We are waiting for the FIFA ruling.
If it’s confirmed, then I’m sure we will play the game.
It’s all up to FIFA.”
It would seem that a new season is unlikely, given that the UEFA Champions League is expected to be replaced by the Europa League, but a new game would still be a big boost for the league.
It would be interesting to see if the Europa league is the preferred option, given the fact that the Europa is considered more of a European competition, but the league is still in its infancy.
If the Italians had the Europa, then the possibility of an all-Italian league is very real.
The first match of the new season will be between Juventus and AC Milan on September 5, which will be a huge game in Italian football history.
With this in mind, it’s safe to say that Italy’s Champions League will not be played this year.