G14 hit back in UEFA row

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The G14 believes it is coming under a "co-ordinated campaign" of attack, after UEFA´s head of communications William Gaillard labelled the group as "a negative force in football".

Next month UEFA will host a consultation exercise with clubs, media members and supporters to look at the future of its club competitions, but Gaillard says the G14 will not be recognised as an official organisation at the talks. Manchester United chief executive David Gill said on Sunday that the group would like UEFA to consider a change of format of the Champions League - with a possible switch to 17 match days from the current 13.

Gaillard told PA Sport´s Football Insider bulletin: "If clubs come up with this subject (of the Champions League match schedule), we will of course discuss it, although it is difficult because of the international calendar."

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