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The Professional League defined the format for 2022: two 28-team tournaments and just two relegations


The idea is to reach 22 clubs, the final number, only in 2026. A National Cup will be played, from January 30 to May 8, and a 27-date championship, which will begin on May 22 and end on May 30. October. Qualification for international tournaments.

Daniel Avellaneda

08/03/2021 18:37

  • Clarí

  • sports

Updated 08/03/2021 19:11

While the current tournament is developing, the leaders have already decided on the format for next season, which will be

28 teams!

Only in December 2022 there will be demotions and promotions: two will go down to the First National and another two will join the Professional League. Finally, in 2023 there will be four relegations and two promotions, all of which will lead to 22 clubs in the highest category.

In this way, only in 2026 would the magic number be reached.

However, it is only signed that there will be two relegations at the end of next year.

Afterwards, it is verbally agreed that there will be four teams that go down to the second division.

"There is no possibility that anyone will oppose this decision,"

they told


from the League.

It will be believe or bust.

The antecedents show that managers tend to erase with their elbow what they write with their hand.


The Executive Committee of the League met to define the next championship.

There was presence of the leaders of Boca.

(Photo: @LigaAFA)

The first tournament, which will be played from January 30, will have the character of a National Cup, like the last one that Columbus won.

The mode of competition will be identical.

They will be divided into two groups of 14 teams each,

distributing the classics in each of them.

In the first phase, 13 dates will be played plus an interzonal that will face traditional rivals.

The first four from each zone will be classified.

Quarters, semis and the final will be played on May 8.

The winner will get a ticket for the Copa Libertadores 2023. In these four months of competition there will be activity twice Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

The second tournament will be a League,

like the one that is being played now.

There will be 27 dates, all against all in a single wheel.

It will start on May 22 and end on October 30.

There will be three days that will take place during the week.

On November 6, the Champions Trophy will be played between the winners of both competitions, that of the National Cup that will be played in the first semester and that of the League, which will be played in the second half of 2022.

Then, of course, it will be the turn of the World Cup in Qatar.

For that reason the season will be compressed.

How will qualifying for international tournaments be?

There will be five quotas: the two champions and the best three located in the general table, which will be formulated with the sum of 41 games, the 14 of the National Cup and the 27 of the League.

Those who are between fourth and ninth place will access the South American.

The meeting in which the scheme for next year was finalized was held at the Hilton hotel in Puerto Madero. With a pearl: there

were Roberto Digón and Ricardo Rosica, vice 3 and general secretary of Boca.

Marcelo Tinelli welcomed them. Despite the crossfire with Juan Román Riquelme, there was white smoke. At least for a while.

Source: clarin

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