The UEFA Champions League will apply a new format from the 2024/25 season, specifically the number of teams participating in the group stage will increase to 36 instead of 32 as in the current format. Of these, 2 of the 4 additional spots will belong to the football federation with the highest ranking points UEFA.
According to sources from SkySportsNews via Footitalia1, After the end of the group stage of the recent European Cup, the leading position belongs to the German football federation.
This means that, according to the current order on the Bundesliga rankings, 5 clubs including Bayer Leverkusen, Bayern Munich, VfB Stuttgart, RB Leipzig and Borussia Dortmund are eligible to participate in the Champions League next season, although these positions are different. Subject to change at the end of the season.
It’s interesting that a newly promoted small club like Heidenheim is also capable of participating in Europe’s most prestigious tournament when they are only 7 points away from Dortmund’s 5th place.
UEFA coefficient rankings are subject to change but Bundesliga fans are confident that they will maintain their position after this season ends, because the Premier League is unlikely to be able to win this spot when they only only Arsenal and Manchester City remained in the tournament.
Tuan Tu | 08:59 December 31, 2023