Uefa has approved changes to the format of the Women’s Champions League from the 2025-26 season
A new format for the Women’s Champions League has been approved by the Uefa executive committee.
There is currently only the Women’s Champions League, which has 16 teams in the group stages, and there
is no second-tier competition, while there are three men’s competitions, all run by Uefa.
The women’s competition has also come under scrutiny recently for the qualification system,
which saw Jonas Eidevall’s Arsenal’s European dreams come to an end at the hands of Paris FC on 9 September,
less than three weeks after the Women’s World Cup final.READ MORE
Arsenal had reached the semi-finals of the competition the year before, but struggled against the French side, before they exited the tournament on a penalty shootout.
Manchester United were also knocked out of the competition early, again in a qualifying round in October, and manager Marc Skinner was openly critical of the nature of the competition, as they exited at the hands of Paris Saint-Germain over two legs.