The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) intends to hold a tournament in the United States before the start of the Champions League from the 2024/25 season, reports the French edition. L’Equipe. It is planned that four teams will take part in the tournament, including the winner of the Champions League. On what basis the three teams will be selected is not yet known.
The new tournament will include two semi-finals, a match for third place and a final.
In May, UEFA approved a new format for holding European competitions, which will also come into force from the 2024/25 season. According to the new rules, the number of participants in the group stage of the Champions League, the Europa League and the League of Conferences will be 36 teams each. In addition, it was decided to abandon the current format of the group stages and switch to the Swiss system: its essence boils down to the fact that in each round, starting from the second, pairs of opponents are formed in such a way that teams with the closest indicators intersect with each other.
Details – in the publication “Kommersant” “League added champions.”
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