UEFA is close to changing the seeding system for the group stages of the Champions League.
UEFA has confirmed that, under new proposals, the top eight seeds would comprise of the defending Champions League winners, along with the seven domestic league winners of the top-ranked UEFA nations.
Initial talks over the seeding system took place earlier this year, and the plans were approved by the club competitions committee in May.
UEFA president Michel Platini, and other top officials, hope the new rules will prevent defending league champions seeded lower than other teams from their country.
The plan needs approval from the UEFA Executive Committee before it can be introduced but it is hoped it would take effect from next season.
Via – SkySports News