Champions League: See Reason For The Change In Kick-Off Time
The reason behind the decision of the European football governing, UEFA, to change the kick-off time of matches in the Champions League has been revealed.
Previous matches in time past mostly starts at 7.45pm with the exception of matches that are been playing in locations like Russia.
Some matches in the UEFA Champions League this season will start by 5.55pm and 8pm.
Two matches will take place by 5.55pm, with the remaining six at 8pm through the group stage.
Barcelona and Tottenham are first to feature in the early kick-offs with the clubs facing PSV Eindhoven and Inter respectively at 5.55pm.
According to Express Sports, the reason for this change by UEFA is to allow fans to be able to watch matches due to difference in time.
It’s also hoped that the change will boost international figures resulting in increased revenue.
While the plan may work worldwide, it might affect European fans who might need to rush home from work so has not to miss the kick-off.
For fans in Australia and Asia, a 5.55pm kick-off time will see the match begin at 12.55am instead of 2.45am.