Serie A is the premier league for professional football (soccer) in Italy. It is regarded as one of the best leagues in the world with its teams consistently performing well at the international level. The league contains the clubs Juventus, AC Milan, and Inter, some of the most popular clubs in the world. AC Milan is historically the most successful club in the world; the club has accumulated the most international titles in history.
A Serie A season is virtually the same as the seasons for the other major football leagues in Europe. The 20 clubs play a schedule of 38 games; two against all the other clubs in the league. The champion of Serie A is determined by a points system in which regular season victories, losses, and ties are worth determined point values. A victory earns a club three points, a tie has a value of one point, while a loss is worth zero points.
Based on their finishing place at the end of the season, clubs in Serie A can qualify for certain events or possibly be demoted to a lower league. The bottom three teams at the end of each season are demoted (relegated) to the Serie B, with the top three teams from Serie B replacing them. The clubs finishing first through fourth in Serie A qualify for the UEFA Champions League and the fifth and sixth place clubs make it to the UEFA Cup Tournament.