Europe’s leading clubs and UEFA are close to agreeing a compromise on the controversial plan to give Champions League places to two teams that fail to qualify via their leagues but have strong European records.
If it was in place this season, the original proposal for the revamped Champions League that starts in the 2024/25 season would have given teams like Manchester United, Roma or Villarreal – all outside the qualification spots in their domestic leagues – a potential backdoor into the competition thanks to their UEFA club coefficient, a ranking based on performances in UEFA competitions over the previous five seasons.
16 spots filled, 16 to go in next season’s Champions League group stage 👀 pic.twitter.com/lK0jbbGVQg
— B/R Football (@brfootball) May 9, 2022
When the Caf Champions League group stages games were finished,rumours were saying SA is hosting.
Hao,jikijiki,after semifinals game were decided,there was a loud silence on the country to host the final.Then after the first leg of the semi finals, suddenly Morocco is hosting.🤔
— Pitso Mosimane (@TheRealPitso) May 10, 2022