UEFA announces the new format for the Champions League

Berlin: The European Football Association has announced that the European Champions League, in its new form, which will be implemented starting in 2024, will see each team play 8 group stage matches instead of 10, and club they will not have the right to participate in the tournament in based on their previous results, but from this they will participate club of two different leagues in based on their performance in the two European championships in the previous season. The Executive Committee of the European Union has decided to add 4 teams to the tournament to be made up of 36 teams, as approved last year, but the form and criteria for the participation of the teams in the tournament have been changed following the criticisms made, in specific in on the possibility that two club obtain the right to enter the tournament in based on their individual results, if they do not qualify directly. A press release reads: “The main changes concern the reduction of the number of matches from 10 to 8 in the group stage of the Champions League, the modification of the criteria for the assignment of two of the four additional seats. in Champions League and non-qualification in based on the coefficients of club”..” “This confirms UEFA’s strong commitment to the principle of open competition and sporting advantages, as well as recognizing the need to protect domestic leagues,” adds the statement. (Dpa)