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New Champions League Changes Explained

UEFA have explained the new changes for the Champions League group stage, which will take effect from 2018.
 
 
Europe's football governing body have confirmed that the top four teams from the four highest-ranked associations will automatically qualify for the group stages.
 
There will be no changes to the tournaments system, only for the entries into the group stage.
 
The changes, which were explained on UEFA.com, are as follows:
 
- The UEFA Europa League winners will automatically qualify for the UEFA Champions League group stage (currently they can potentially take part in a play-off round).
 
- The top four clubs from the four top-ranked national associations will now qualify automatically for the group stage of the UEFA Champions League.
 
-The full details of the access list for both competitions will be finalised by the end of the year.
 
-A new system for the club coefficients: clubs will be judged on their own records (deletion of the country share for individual club coefficient unless that coefficient is lower than 20% of the association's coefficient).
 
- Historical success in the competition will also be acknowledged in coefficient calculation (points for previous European titles with a weighted system for UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League titles)
 
-Financial distribution to clubs will be increased significantly for both competitions.
 
-A new four-pillar financial distribution system (starting fee, performance in the competition, individual club coefficient and market pool) will see sporting performances better rewarded, while market pool share will decrease.
 
 
Do you agree with the new changes for the Champions League group stage entries? Have your say in the comment section below.
 

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