On Friday, The European League of Football announced that two more teams will join the league in 2023, increasing the total number of teams from 12 in 2022 to 18 in 2023. The newly announced teams include the Prague Lions from the Czech Republic and the team currently known as Paris Football Team in France.
Prague and Paris join 4 other ELF expansion teams for 2023, including the Munich Ravens from Germany, the ‘Milano Seamen’ from Italy, the ‘Fehérvár Enthroners’ from Hungary, and the ‘Helvetic Guards’ from Zürich, Switzerland.
ELF Commissioner Patrick Esume commented on the move, stating
“We have emphesised from the outset that we see ourselves as a European league and have worked hard to back up words with actions. After Germany, Spain and Poland, Austria, and Turkey joined in the second year. In the third year, Italy, Switzerland, Hungary, France, and the Czech Republic will join. We had actually planned from 16 teams, but the interest in joining the European League of Football is huge, so we’re forging it.”
League CEO Zeljko Karajica also had comments regarding the newly added teams, stating,
“When we sat together in the spring of 2020 and made plans for how the league could develop in the coming years, I wouldn’t have dared to dream that this picture would emerge so quickly. This sport is also inspiring more and more people in Europe, and the European LEague of Football is fueling the growing interest. With Paris, Prague, Milan, Zurich or Munich, We are adding metropolises that make out product even more attractive.”
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