Football: Uefa announces new Champions League format to be introduced from 2024

The new format will see all 36 clubs brought together into one pool instead of the current system of four-team groups.
The new format will see all 36 clubs brought together into one pool instead of the current system of four-team groups.PHOTO: AFP

MONTREUX (AFP) - Uefa on Monday (April 19) confirmed that a new format for the Champions League will be introduced from 2024 with the number of clubs in the group stage increasing from 32 to 36, despite an earlier announcement that 12 major clubs were planning to break away and start a rival Super League.

The new format - which will see all 36 clubs brought together into one pool instead of the current system of four-team groups - was approved at an executive committee meeting of European football's governing body in Switzerland.