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THE GROUP STAGE WOULD BE 36 TEAMS

The Champions League 2024/25 would already have the calendar defined for its new format

Published:18/07/2023 - 16:59h

Updated:18/07/2023 - 17:00h

The Superliga seems to have done that the UEFA act in consequence and decide to change his format in the main European competitions, having even his already defined dates for this

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From the season 2024/2025, the Champions League will change so much the number of teams like the format of the competition, as it has explained 'Sportive World' the past week, and now the Spanish newspaper has offered other details in this regard. The information aims that the change also will be presents in the Europe League and the Conference League, increasing in the three tournaments of 32 to 36 teams from the phase of groups.

This increase will mean a change in the format of competition, where from the course 24/25 will be four groups of nine teams in the Champions and Europe League, carrying like this the parties of first round for each team of six to eight meetings. Andto in the case of the Conference the information details that the groups would divide in six sectors of six clubs each one.

More parties by part of the UEFA to try compete with the idea of the Superliga

The big novelty will be in the Champions League, where there will be an intermediate round when finalising the first liguilla, a species of dieciseisavos of final in a season that will start with the dispute of the Supercopa of Europe, fixed for the Wednesday 14 August of the 2024. 'MD' equally aims that the new phase of groups, now of 8 parties, will start on 17 September 2024 advancing in each day in the following dates: 1-2 October, 22-23 October, 5-6 and 26-27 November, 10-11 December, 21-22 and 29 January doing that now the first phase finish month and half later that with the current format.

The new round, previous to the eighth of final, will contest the 11-12 and 18-19 February. From here the eighth would be the 4-5 and 11-12 March, the chambers the 8-9 and 15-16 April and the two semifinals already for finals of April (29-30) and principles of May (6-7). Besides, the big final of the season 2024-2025 would be on 31 May 2025, a date even earlier that the one of the last seasons with 32 teams.

Also there are dates for the Europe and Conference League

Regarding the others two competitions of clubs, the Europe League will start a week later that the 'new' Champions, covering from the 25-26 September 2024 until May of 2025. The dates of the first round would complete the days 3 October, 24 October, 7 November, 28 November, 12 December, 23 January and 30 January, with the final for 21 May and in the case of the Conference would start from 3 October 2024, with the final contesting just a week after the Europe League, on 28 May 2025.

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