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Pro League & ACFF Amateurs: See all national and regional division lineups

The last verdict fell this Sunday, with the victory of Meix-devant-Virton against Hornu (1-1, 4-2 on penalties) in the final of the ACFF interprovincial final round (match which had been stopped over the weekend last because of thunderstorms), offering the Luxembourg club a promotion to D3 ACFF. We therefore now know all the teams that will make up the national and regional series, from the Jupiler Pro League to the ACFF amateur divisions, with a great novelty: the appearance of U23 teams from professional clubs, if nothing changes… The next few days will be decisive: the Pro League and the two linguistic wings of the Belgian Union (ACFF and Voetbal Vlaanderen) have a series of meetings to finally finalize this reform. Because this point is still under discussion (the financial aspect and the qualification of players are still a problem). We must also confirm the way in which the various championships operate, because we are still awaiting an agreement concerning the new reform of professional football… Lorin Parys, CEO of the Pro League, finally hopes to find an agreement, and new interviews took place on Friday, according to Het Laatste Nieuws. the format from the 2023-24 season will finally return to that before the coronavirus, with 16 clubs and playoffs, and there would therefore be 3 descendants in 1B Pro League in a year… The playoffs would be played again to six teams, but probably without splitting the points.

In the meantime, here’s what the 2022-2023 championships will look like…

Jupiler Pro League

18 teams:

  • Club Brugge
  • Union Saint-Gilloise
  • Anderlecht
  • Charleroi
  • Standard
  • Eupen
  • Seraing
  • Antwerp
  • Ghent
  • Genk
  • Mechelen
  • Sint-Truiden
  • Circle Brugge
  • OH Leuven
  • Ostend
  • Kortrijk
  • Zulte Waregem
  • Westerlo (promoted, 1B Pro League champion)

Instructions for use (subject):
Classic phase of 34 days + Champions playoffs for the first 4 (with points divided by 2) + Europe playoffs for the clubs ranked from 5th to 8th place (with points divided by 2).
The 18th (and the 16th and 17th?) descend(s) to 1B Pro League. 17th (or 16th) play-off against 2nd in 1B Pro League?

The exact terms of the organization of the Jupier Pro League 2002/2023 are still the subject of discussion, since three clubs must go down in 2022-2023 to return to a championship with 16 teams, as before the Covid pandemic. But the Pro League wanted to initiate a new reform (14-18; 12-12-12, etc.?)

Calendar:
The start of the new season is scheduled for the weekend of July 23 and 24. There will be a truce during the 2022 World Cup in Qatar (from 11/21 to 12/18).

1B Pro League

12 teams:

  • RWDM
  • Virton
  • Waasland-Beveren
  • Lommel
  • lier
  • Deinze
  • Beerschot (relegated Jupiler Pro League)
  • Dender (promoted from Nationale 1)
  • Genk U23 (new)
  • Club Brugge U23 (new)
  • Anderlecht U23 (new)
  • Standard U23 (new)

Instructions for use (subject):
Classic phase of 22 days + Promotion playoffs for the first 6 (10 days) + Relegation playoffs for the last 6 (10 days). The points from the regular competition will be maintained. The team that wins the Promotion playoffs will be crowned 1B champions and promoted to the Jupiler Pro League (a U23 team cannot advance). The last of the relegation playoffs will go down to National 1 (a U23 team can go down).

The organization of the 2022-2023 championship is still dependent on the current discussions within the Pro League regarding a possible further reform.

Calendar:
The start of the new season is scheduled for the weekend of August 13 and 14. Unlike the Jupiler Pro League, there will be no break during the 2022 World Cup in Qatar (from 11/21 to 12/18).

National 1

20 teams:

  • FC Liege
  • Aimed
  • Olympic Charleroi
  • Borain Franks
  • Raal (promoted from D2 ACFF)
  • Knokke
  • Dessel Sports
  • Patro Maasmechelen
  • St-Eloois-Winkel
  • Heist
  • Tessenderlo
  • Tirlemont
  • Rupel Boom
  • Mandel United (Vqr Final Round D2)
  • Ninove (promoted from D2 VV)
  • Hoogstraten (promoted from D2 VV)
  • Charleroi U23 (new)
  • La Gantoise U23 (new)
  • OHL U23 (new)
  • Antwerp U23 (new, replaces the Circle which preferred to play in D2 VV for infrastructure issues)

Instructions for use (subject to change):
What’s “on the table”: 38-day classic phase. The first 3 go up to 1B Pro League. The last 3 go down to D2. The 17th is a roadblocker.

The organization of the 2022-2023 championship is still dependent on the current discussions within the Pro League regarding a possible further reform. A first meeting takes place this Monday and another then on the 14th or 15th.

Calendar:
The start of the new season is scheduled for the weekend of August 13 and 14. No truce during the 2022 World Cup in Qatar (from 21/11 to 18/12).

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D2 ACFF

18 teams:

  • Tubize-Braine
  • Rebecq
  • Ganshoren
  • RSD Throws
  • Union U23 (new)
  • La Louvière Center (relegated from Nationale 1)
  • Binche (promoted, winner final round D3)
  • RE Acren Lessines
  • better
  • Warnant
  • Namur (promoted, D3A ACFF champion)
  • Solieres Sport
  • Hamoir
  • Stockay-Warfussee
  • Waremme
  • Seraing U23 (new)
  • Verlaine
  • Stade Disonais (promoted, D3B ACFF champion)

Instructions for use (subject):

What is “on the table”: classic phase of 34 days with or without final round (strong hesitations because of the N1 licenses not essential to play the final round D2 but to play in National 1, which causes imbroglios like this season with Rebecq for example…). The champion goes up to National 1 if he obtains his licence. The last three classified go down to D3 ACFF + barrage? (still subject, depends on the meetings taking place in the next few days).

Calendar:
The start of the new season is scheduled for the weekend of August 27-28. No truce during the 2022 World Cup in Qatar (from 21/11 to 18/12).

Divisions 3 ACFF

32 = 2 series of 16 teams (provincial distribution: 8 from Hainaut, 8 from Liège, 6 from Namur, 6 from Luxembourg, 4 from Brabant-Brussels):

Series proposals will be published this Wednesday, June 15.

  • E.Manage
  • Tournai
  • Saint-Symphorien
  • R.Mons
  • Green Country
  • St-G Tertre-Hautrage
  • Gosselies Sports
  • RAS Monceau (promoted, champion P1 Hainaut)
  • RCS Brainois
  • Jodoigne
  • Crossing Schaerbeek
  • Leopold FC (promoted, champion P1 Brabant-Bxl)
  • Sprimont
  • Raeren Eynatten
  • Herstal
  • United Richelle
  • Marloie
  • Aywaille
  • Hui
  • La Calamine (promoted, champion P1 Liège)
  • Couvin Mariembourg
  • Rochefort
  • J.Aische
  • JS Tamines
  • Onhaye
  • RUW Ciney (promoted, champion P1 Namur)
  • Givry
  • Durbuy
  • CS Libramont (promoted, champion P1 Luxembourg)
  • Habay-la-Neuve
  • Mormont
  • Meix-devant-Virton (winner of the ACFF interprovincial final round)

Instructions for use (subject):

Two championships in two series of 16 clubs. Classic phase of 30 days with two final rounds: a final round climb D3 ACFF; a final D3 ACFF downhill lap. The champions of the two series go up in D2 ACFF. The winner of the final round climb D3 ACFF is promoted to D2 ACFF. The clubs ranked in the last three places of each series go down to the ACFF provincial series (subject to change).

Calendar:
The start of the new season is scheduled for the weekend of August 27 and 28. No truce during the 2022 World Cup in Qatar (from 21/11 to 18/12).

Belgian Cup

The first round of the Belgian Cup 2022-2023 is scheduled for the last weekend of July, 30-31.

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