Football must embrace change to remain attractive to fans following the coronavirus pandemic, Real Madrid President Florentino Perez said on Sunday.

Alluding to reform of domestic and international competitions without giving concrete details, Perez said Real Madrid would be one of the driving forces in changes to football as it was when the European Cup was created in the 1950s.

“Nothing will be like it was before. The pandemic obliges us to make football more competitive. We must innovate and look for formulas to ensure football remains attractive,” Perez said at Real’s annual general assembly.

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“Real Madrid played a part in the foundation of FIFA and the European Cup and the current model needs a reboot, as the impact of COVID-19 has demonstrated. Football needs new momentum and Real Madrid will be right there at…

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