The Executive Committee of the European Football Association announced the most important changes that will take place in the new version of the Champions League, with the addition of four teams, which will increase the number of clubs participating in the tournament to 36, and that the tournament will be played in a single league system, to qualify the top eight teams directly to the Round of 16, while teams between 9th and 24th place play a home-and-away decider to advance to the Round of 16, and teams players ranked 25 or below will say goodbye to competition and will not move to the Europa League, and the number of matches will increase to eight instead of the current six.
The two new entrants will be determined in the next edition by granting one of the extra spots to the club that finished third in the local league and ranked fifth in the UEFA classification, while the other spot will be given to the local champion through expansion. number of qualified clubs from four to five.