The Serie A, also called Serie A TIM for national sponsorship reasons, is a professional league competition for football clubs located at the top of the Italian football league system and the winner is awarded the Scudetto and the Coppa Campioni d'Italia. It has been operating for over ninety years since the 1929–30 season. It had been organized by the Direttorio Divisioni Superiori until 1943 and the Lega Nazionale Professionisti Serie A until 2010, when a new league, the Lega Serie A, was created for the 2010–11 season. Serie A is regarded as one of the best football leagues in the world and it is often depicted as the most tactical national league. Serie A was the world's second-strongest national league in 2014 according to IFFHS. Serie A is ranked third among European leagues according to UEFA's league coefficient, behind La Liga and the Bundesliga, and ahead of Ligue 1, which is based on the performance of Italian clubs in the Champions League and the Europa League during the last five years. Serie A led the UEFA rankings in 2007. In its current format, the Serie A begins at the end of August or the beginning of September and lasts until May, with a winter break between December and February. Each team plays thirty-eight matches, playing each team twice for a total of seventy-six matches. Teams receive three points for a win and one point for a draw. No points are awarded for a loss. Teams are ranked by total points, then goal difference, and then goals scored. If still tied, teams are deemed to occupy the same position. If there is a tie for the championship, for relegation, or for qualification to other competitions, a play-off match at a neutral venue decides rank. Historically, Serie A has been regarded as one of the best football leagues in the world. The play was intense and often brutal; injuries were frequent. Scudetto holders attracted some of the world's best footballers, including foreign stars like Diego Maradona, Michel Platini, Lothar Matthäus, Johan Cruyff, Ronaldo, and Roberto Baggio. In more recent years, however, the league has been much less successful internationally, with only Juventus having won the Champions League in the last 20 years. The top two teams in Serie A qualify automatically for the Champions League group stage, with the third-placed team entering the UEFA Europa League round of 32 at the expense of the play-off winner. The bottom four teams are relegated to Serie B. From 2002–03 until 2011–12, a playoff was held between the lowest-placed team of Serie A and the third-placed team of Serie B with the winner taking up the final spot in Serie A. With the expansion of the UEFA Champions League in 1997 to 32 teams, followed by its further expansion in 2004 to include a round-robin group stage featuring more clubs, it became increasingly difficult for Italian clubs not playing in European competitions to stay afloat financially, thus resulting in their gradual decline. Since 2012, three teams have been relegated and three promoted at the end of each season, with an additional team being promoted after a play-off between the third-last and fourth-last placed teams. Serie A tickets can be hard to come by especially if you're looking for cheap Serie A tickets. But never fear, Yadara is here to help! We've got a great selection of Serie A tickets at bargain prices, so you can catch all the action without breaking the bank. So whether you're a diehard fan of Juventus FC or AC Milan, or just looking to experience some of the world's best football, be sure to check us out and buy the most affordable Serie A at Yadara! For more ticket information, visit our website at Yadara.com.