UEFA agrees to extra Champions League spots for top leagues
ESPN FC’s Gab Marcotti expresses his disapproval of the proposed changes to the UEFA Champions League format.
Europe’s top four leagues will have four guaranteed places in the Champions League group stage from the 2018-19 season, UEFA has confirmed.
The top four leagues in the UEFA coefficient ranking — currently La Liga, the Bundesliga, Premier League and Serie A — will see four teams enter the group stage without having to go through a qualification round.
Currently, La Liga, the Bundesliga and the Premier League are guaranteed three group spots, with a fourth possible through the qualifying round,…
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