Dates, new format…: what we already know

Dates, new format…: what we already know
Dates, new format…: what we already know

Europa League 2024/2025

The Aiglons will compete in the Europa League next season. Here is everything we already know about the 2024/2025 edition of the C3.

what format?

Like the Champions League, the Europa League is changing in 2024/2025. The traditional group stage, which saw the 32 teams divided into eight groups of four teams and competing in a two-way match, disappears. From now on, 36 teams will participate in the C3 and will play a league phase.

As with the current format, participants will be divided into four hats in the draw according to their UEFA index. Each club will face two teams per hat. This therefore guarantees Le Gym to play a minimum of eight matches in the Europa League. next season, with four home matches and four away, against 8 different teams. OGC Nice will receive four of them at the Allianz Riviera, and will travel to the other four.

A general classification will be held throughout this mini-championship, at the end of which the first eight will join the direct elimination phase, while the clubs classified from 9th to 24th place will compete in a play-off. Note that unlike the current group stage, there will be no teams transferred to the Europa Conference League. Teams finishing 24th to 36th place will be eliminated.

What date for the draw?

The draw for the league stage will take place August 30, 2024.

What timetable?

With two more matches compared to the traditional format, the league phase will not end in December as was the case until now, but will extend until January. On the other hand, the matches will always take place on Thursday evening, with the exception of the first day.

D1: Wednesday 25 and Thursday 26 September 2024
D2: Thursday October 3, 2024
D3: Thursday October 24, 2024
D4: Thursday November 7, 2024
D5: Thursday November 28, 2024
D6: Thursday December 12, 2024
D7: Thursday January 23, 2025
D8: Thursday January 30, 2025

Hugo Rondet

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