Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) executive committee voted unanimously to expand its Champions League from 32 to 36 teams in a new format set to begin in the 2024-25 season.

Iran Press/Europe: The system would feature 10 group-stage matches for each team before the 16-team knockout stage, an increase from the six group matches played in the current format.

The decision comes amid 12 clubs announcing Sunday the formation of a breakaway Super League while resigning from the European Club Association. It would remove many of the biggest clubs in Europe—including Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Manchester United—from the Champions League competition.


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