Ronaldo returns to Europe? Sensational data on the Champions League revolution has appeared
The Saudi Arabian Football Federation (AFC) intends to achieve the inclusion of the winner of the national championship of the country in the European Champions League. Arab functionaries would like their representatives to appear in the tournament in the season 2024/25.
This is reported by the authoritative Italian edition of Corriere dello Sport. It is expected that AFC will shortly propose to the European Football Union (UEFA) to give the Arabian champion a wild card to participate in the most prestigious international club tournament. Thus, Cristiano Ronaldo or Neymar could return to Europe.
AFC executives are confident that a start in the Champions League will help local clubs gain even more international prestige and learn how to compete with the best clubs in Europe. In addition, the functionaries hope to gain experience in organizing competitions at the highest level.
It should be noted that UEFA will change the format of the Champions League significantly starting with the 2024/25 season. 28 teams will participate in a group stage, not 32 like now. The opponents will not be divided into groups but will compete under the Swiss system and will play five matches home and away.
As reported by OBOZREVATEL, the famous Brazilian footballer Neymar moved from French PSG to Al-Hilal from Saudi Arabia and set a world record.