This is top football division in Latvia, formed by 8 professional football teams. Each team plays 4 matches (2 “home” and 2 “away”) against every other team in the Virsliga for the total of 28 matches per season. Ranking is according points won in matches, where the winner takes 3 points, for draw result each team gets 1 point and no point for lose. At the end of the season top team is registered for UEFA Champions League and the 2nd and 3rd teams are registered for UEFA Europa League. Last team is directly demoted to lower division and his place is taken by winner of the same lower division. The team who took 7th place in Virsliga plays against 2nd team from lower division named Latvian First League in two matches to decide which team will play in Virsliga.