UEFA announce Champions League, Europa League changes

The European football Union with a new season to change the scheme of getting to the group stage of the Champions League

The European football Union with a new season to change the scheme of getting to the group stage of the Champions League

Chief among those changes for the Champions League is the increase in teams going straight into the group stage, with the allocation increasing by four.

For a club that seems to place more importance in the bottom line over titles, the failure to qualify for the 2017-2018 UEFA Champions League has made a deep impact.

"Breaking our transfer record twice in one season and the player contracts we have signed shows our commitment to getting the club back competing for the Premier League".

However, if the Europa League winners have already qualified for the group stage, the third-placed French team will qualify automatically.

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These plans were initially revealed in December 2016, with all games to either kick off at 17:55 GMT or 20:00 GMT.

The Scottish champions will need to win four two-legged ties to reach the group stage - three qualifying rounds and a play-off round.

The governing body have also introduced preliminary rounds to run before the first qualifying phase begin.

The champions of the nations ranked 11th and below will now compete in a revamped "Champions Route", and any team knocked out will get to compete in the Europa League, with staggered access according to round of elimination from the Champions League.

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Find the details for the new format changes via UEFA's official website.

Starting from next season, games will get started at either 5.55pm or 8pm (GMT/BST).

The two nations with the next coefficients - now France and Russian Federation - will each receive two group places, with the remaining guaranteed spots handed out to the next four top-ranked nations (one each).

There will be also be a preliminary round introduced at the start of Champions League (played as a knockout mini-tournament with four teams).

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The sides finishing second and third in the Premiership enter at the first qualifying round stage and the Scottish Cup winners come in at the second qualifying round stage. For me, it might be a good project but we shouldn't rush it'.

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