The UEFA Champions League organizers are set to introduce four more teams in the 32-club competition.

According to reports, the new format will simply follow a Swiss model, where there will be a set number of matches instead of home and away first phase group games.

Expected Changes:

  • There will be 10 rounds of matches against low, medium and high-ranked teams.
  • The top eight will progress to the knockout stage, and the same clubs will qualify for the following tournament.
  • To fill the remaining eight spots in the last 16, the clubs finished in position 9 to 24 will face off in play-offs.
  • From the last 16 to the semi-finals will be the existing format of home and away legs.


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