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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

League Cut Considered

LONDON () -- English premier league officials are considering reducing the top flight competition from 20 clubs to 18, newspapers reported Thursday.

Premier league chief executive Peter Leaver was quoted as saying the country's top sides may also withdraw from the League Cup in a bid to improve England's standing in Europe.

Several premier league coaches have blamed a congested domestic fixture calendar on England's poor performances in European club competition in recent years.