Can a non-European club play in the Champions League?



Can a non-European club play in the Champions League?

As a general rule, football clubs who do not originate from a European country are not eligible to participate in the UEFA Champions League. However, some exceptions to this include teams from Israel, which may be able to play in the Champions League, even though Israel is not a part of Europe.

How does the coefficient affect the UEFA Champions League?

The higher an association’s coefficient, the more teams represent the association in the Champions League and the fewer qualification rounds the association’s teams must compete in. Since the 2009-10 season, the UEFA Champions League offers two qualification "streams" for teams that do not receive direct entry to the tournament.

What is the Champions League and how does it work?

The Champions League winners are guaranteed a place in next season’s competition regardless of their domestic league finish. If a team wins the competition and also qualifies via their domestic league finish, that does not mean that another club from the country gets a spot in the Champions League.

How do teams qualify for the UEFA Champions League?

Since the 2009-10 season, the UEFA Champions League offers two qualification "streams" for teams that do not receive direct entry to the tournament. The two streams are divided between teams qualified by virtue of being a domestic league champion, and those qualified by virtue of being second through fourth in their domestic league.