The number of teams participating in the Ukrainian Premier League can be increased from 12 to 16. This was reported at a press conference after the meeting of the representatives of the UPL (Ukrainian Football Premier League) clubs.
The updated format of the championship of Ukraine can be implemented, starting with the season 2019/2020. Leaders of the league must make a final decision about the expansion of the tournament before the winter off-season.
It worth noting that the format with 16 teams is not new for the Ukrainian Premier League. The last time such a number of clubs was in the season 2013/2014. Then, Shakhtar became the champion of Ukraine.
We recall that UPL approved the fixtures of matches for the season 2018/2019.