UEFA have confirmed that the seeding process from next year’s Champions League may be changed, with only the holders and seven title winners seeded.
The current system came under scrutiny recently for producing a number of repeat pairings in the group stage of the competition, and UEFA opened a review into the process.
General secretary Gianni Infantino has confirmed to reporters this week that a new seeding approach will likely be introduced in time for next season’s competition.
“People had difficulties in understanding how the champion of a country is in a lower pot than the third-ranked in that country,” Infantino has told the BBC.
“This will give another dynamic with the draw and in the way the groups are composed.”
The new system will see the winners of the seven highest-rated Leagues as well as the European Cup holders seeded.
Previously UEFA coefficient has determined seeding.
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