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Champions League 2024-2025: new formula! Hats, calendar... Information

The 2024-2025 Champions League is going to be turned upside down and we explain everything to you.

The new edition of the Champions League is a revolution. The competition will now welcome 36 é teams, compared to 32 previously with the disappearance of the group phase, but the appearance of a "regular& egrave;re" with a single ranking which brings together the 36 qualified clubs. Each team has 8 meetings to play. compete (compared to 6 currently), for as many different opponents. This is where the hat system comes into play, making it possible to preserve fairness. total.

À At the end of this mini championship, the lowest ranked teams, i.e. between places 25    36, will be eliminated from the competition and will not be repealed in the Europa League. ; The first 8 places will qualify directly for the round of 16 of the competition. They will have the advantage of being series leaders, and therefore not facing each other in the next round.

On the other hand, teams ranked between 9th and 24th places will have to go through play-offs in a round-trip format. The draw for the final phase will be changed also and will run with a stock head system. Thus, the leader of the championship cannot be in the same part of the table as his runner-up. The third will be in the opposite part of the fourth…hellip; 

Champions League 2024-2025: new formula! Hats, calendar... Information

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Here are the Champions League hats

Hat 1 (UEFA index)

  • Manchester City (ENG/148,000)
  • Bayern Munich (ALL/144.00)
  • Real Madrid (ESP/136,000)
  • Paris Saint-Germain (FRA/116,000)
  • Liverpool (ENG/114,000)
  • Inter Milan (ITA/101,000)
  • Borussia Dortmund (ALL/97,000)
  • Leipzig (ALL/97,000)
  • FC Barcelona (ESP/91,000)

Hat 2

  • Bayer Leverkusen (ALL/90,000)
  • Atlético de Madrid (ESP/89,000)
  • Atalanta Bergamo (ITA/81,000)
  • Juventus (ITA/80,000)
  • Benfica (POR/79,000)
  • Arsenal (ENG/72,000)
  • Club Bruges (BEL/64,000)
  • Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR, 63,000)
  • AC Milan (ITA/59,000) OR Glasgow Rangers (ECO, 63,000) if qualify

Hat 3

  • Feyenoord Rotterdam (P-B/57,000)
  • Sporting Portugal (POR/54,500)
  • PSV Eindhoven (P-B/54,000)

Hat 4

  • Sturm Graz (AUT/14,500)
  • Stade Brestois (FRA/13,366)

To be defined based on the nine other teams that will qualify for the championship phase

  • Celtic Glasgow (ECO/32,000)
  • AS Monaco (FRA/24,000)
  • Aston Villa (ENG/20,860)
  • Bologna (ITA/18,056)
  • Gerona (ESP/17,897)
  • VfB Stuttgart (ALL/17,324)

The complete calendar

  • First qualifying round (draw on June 18): 9-10 and 16-17 July 2024
  • Second qualifying round (draw on June 19): 23-24 and 30-31 July 2024
  • Third qualifying round (draw July 22): 6-7 and 13 August 2024
  • Dams (draw on 5 August): 20-21 and 27-28 August 2024

The regular season is made up of eight days spread over five months. The first day takes place over three days (Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday) while the following ones resume the usual Tuesday-Wednesday. On the other hand, the final day, full of promise as the slightest action could shake up the rankings, is played out simultaneously. on one and only Wednesday evening.

  • Print: August 29, 2024
  • Day 1: 17-18-19 September 2024
  • Day 2: October 1-2, 2024
  • Day 3: October 22-23, 2024
  • Day 4: November 5-6, 2024
  • Day 5: November 26-27, 2024
  • Day 6: December 10-11, 2024
  • Day 7: January 21-22, 2025
  • Day 8: January 29, 2025

The final table of the phase à Direct elimination begins with the play-offs in mid-February. On the current model, all tours are held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The grand finale is organized at Munich, Saturday May 31, 2025.

  • Dam draw: January 31, 2025
  • Dams for the &agrave phase direct elimination: 11-12 and 18-19 February 2025
  • Print of the full painting: February 21, 2025
  • Final Eight: 4-5 and 11-12 March 2025
  • Quarterfinals: 8-9 and 15-16 April 2025
  • Semi-finals: April 29-30 and May 6-7, 2025
  • Final: May 31, 2025

On which TV channel to watch the Champions League in France?

The battle for TV rights continued to rage before this Champions League season. UEFA has awarded the French TV rights to the "Coupe aux grandes vins" à beIN Sports and Canal+ which ensure the broadcast of the Champions League. RMC Sport will co-broadcast with Canal the two best Champions League posters until 2024 and beIN SPORTS will offer its side ; completeness of remaining matches.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116