At the most recent Executive Board meeting, UEFA confirmed that the Champions League will start from the 2024/2025 season. Play in the new format.
In the new UEFA Champions League, a total of 36 clubs will participate in the United League. Each club will play ten games (five home games and five away games) against ten different opponents in the group stage, and then determine the ranking. On the eve of the draw, the club will be divided into four strong groups.
The top eight will go directly to the 16th round, and the clubs from 9th to 24th will play for the remaining 8 in the knockout stage.
The places in the UEFA Champions League will continue to be filled based on the number of domestic champions, the number of participants in the strongest leagues in Europe will increase, the lower-ranked leagues will have one or two representatives, and the remaining competitions will be filled through seniority and so-called. “Wildcard”.
In the announcement announcing the system change, it was announced that countries/regions that have not directly ranked first in the UEFA Champions League will be awarded the champion with the highest club coefficient at the beginning of the 2024/2025 season. . Dynamo can easily do it. The Croatian champion does not need to participate in the qualifying rounds to enter the UEFA Champions League directly.
However, after the aforementioned meeting, UEFA ruled out this option, thus taking advantage of the clubs that wanted to form the Super League, and possibly reducing the chances of clubs like Dynamo to choose direct rankings. According to the new decision, these two places will be awarded to clubs with the highest odds of clubs. These clubs are not eligible for the Champions League but have entered the UEFA Champions League qualification qualifiers or the Europa League or Conference League.
In translation, these positions will be assigned to clubs in Europe’s strongest leagues with the highest coefficients, such as Roma or British clubs that failed to squeeze into the Champions League, such as Arsenal or Tottenham.
But the good news for Dynamo is that UEFA has decided to increase the number of national clubs that enter the UEFA Champions League through qualifying rounds. According to the new format, the top four will be replaced by the top four qualifications. This is a good thing for Dynamo, because the current Croatian champion has a good coefficient and holder status in all qualification stages. If there is no significant decline, he can maintain it until 2024.