Before the start of the groups, the Czech Republic was eighteenth in the ranking of national coefficients, which would again mean only four Czech teams in European cups from the 2025/26 season. In order for there to be five Czech clubs in Europe (and two teams starting in the preliminary rounds of the Champions League), it is necessary to maintain at least fifteenth place. That’s where the Czech Republic was at the end of last season, when it finished just ahead of Norway, which is why it will have five representatives in Europe next year.
The difference between 15th and perhaps 13th place is that the runner-up in the first case already starts in the second preliminary round of the non-championship part of the Champions League qualification and in the second case only in the play-offs and thus has at least a certain group in the Europa League.
In the next cup season, the Czech Republic will write off the year 2019/20, in which the clubs received a total of only 2.5 points (in the current season it is already 7.25 points and in the previous one it was 6.75). If the Czech clubs in Europe succeed in this way next season as well, the Czech Republic can try to attack the eleventh place, which would mean direct participation of the champion in the Champions League for the 2026/27 season.
If you want to know how everything is calculated, continue to the explanatory and detailed text We calculate the coefficient: What has to happen for the Czech Republic to reach the top fifteen?