European clubs gain more money and power

(AP Photo/Ronald Zak)

GENEVA (AP) Europe's top clubs have agreed to a new deal with UEFA which gives them more money and a bigger say in how European soccer is run.

The European Club Association said Tuesday it renewed a working accord through May 2022 which guarantees clubs at least 200 million euros ($214 million) from UEFA's 2020 European Championship income. The current deal is for a flat fee of 150 million euros ($161 million) for Euro 2016.

The new deal tops the $209 million that FIFA agreed to with the ECA two weeks ago to share among clubs worldwide from each of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

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