According to The Sun, some major European clubs are proposing the idea of expanding the number of Champions League teams to 96.
At 23:00 last night on 29/8, the draw for the Champions League group stage 2019-20 was officially held in Monaco, France. The draws that Wesley Sneijder and Petr Cech have opened have created extremely attractive tables, promising to give NHM the top soccer parties this season.
After the draw, a number of rumors about changing the Champions League format emerged. Specifically, according to information published by The Sun, a number of big teams in Europe have proposed the idea of expanding the number of teams attending the most prestigious tournament in the continent to 96. In a meeting in September. In Geneva (Switzerland), these reform ideas will be discussed.
With 96 participating teams as suggested above, the number of groups will double, from 8 to 16. Each group will have the presence of 6 clubs. At the end of the group stage, the top 2 teams in each group will advance to the knockout round. The third and fourth teams will come down to play in the Europa League while the last two teams will move to play in a 3rd division that UEFA is about to set up. In addition, teams will not have to play preliminary round.
If the above idea is officially applied, the Premier League will have 6 seats to join the Champions League instead of the current 4. However, according to The Sun, most of the big clubs in the foggy country are opposed to this proposal because they are likely to have to quit the League Cup because the schedule is too thick in the European Cup.