UEFA's Executive Committee has responded to the threat of a breakaway European Super League (ESL) by unanimously voting to sanction the new-look 36-team Champions League, sources have told ESPN.

In a vote in Montreux, Switzerland, on Monday, the Executive Committee passed a resolution to expand the Champions League from its present format of 32 teams, with the re-shaped tournament due to commence at the start of the 2024-25 season.