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More games, more countries, more travel: Does European football care about its climate impact?

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>A continent-wide Euros, an expanded Champions League and a new tournament designed to spread the game further than before.

>At a time when the world is coming together at COP26 to tackle climate change, with potentially far-reaching impacts for individuals and businesses, does football care about doing its bit?

>As world leaders gather in an attempt to limit global warming and avoid a climate catastrophe, European club football's expansion - and with it its climate impact - continues apace.

>Research by BBC Sport has found that:

>The introduction of the Europa Conference League this season has increased the number of group matches in Uefa club competitions to 288 in 2021-22, a 20% year-on-year rise. That's despite the Europa League group stage being reduced from 48 to 32 teams.
>The expansion of the Champions League (effective from 2024-25) will mean 180 group games, up from 96. That's an 87.5% increase in that competition.
>In the period between 2020-21 and 2024-25, there will be a 55% increase in the total number of group matches in major European club competitions.

Thoughts, /sp/?