New season of the glorious OFC Champions League brings (another) new format of the competition. There are four stages of the competition: preliminary stage, group stage, semi final, final. Preliminary stage stay as it was in last few seasons: champions of four lowest countries will play in round-robin tournament with, as of this season, two teams progress on to the next stage. Group stage sees the increase in number of teams - instead of 12, there will be 16 teams: 2 from preliminary round + two each from remaining (top) seven nations. But, there's another change: each group will be hosted by one of it's clubs! This scheme looks like one CFU use in it's tournaments. Group winners progress on to semi final. Semi final and final will be played on home-away basis. I think I already wrote here they could take a look at CFU and their way. I am happy, more teams included, more cities and countries get to see the games, more teams play at home. Everyone profits from this! Auckland City is the defending champions, having won their world record-breaking sixth consecutive continental title (seventh total).