Premier League rejects play-off

LONDON - A play-off to decide England's fourth Champions League spot was ruled out on Thursday after Premier League chairmen met to discuss the idea.

"We gave a lot of discussion, a lot of detail, a lot of data. But there was not enough support to take the idea forward, so we won't be discussing that proposal any further," Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore told Sky Sports.

The proposal, which came surfaced last month, would have involved the fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh-placed clubs playing off to decide who went into the Champions League qualifying round.

Under the current system, the top two clubs in the Premier League qualify for the Champions League group stages and the teams finishing third and fourth enter the qualifying round.

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