'Europa League 2': Uefa confirms new tournament from 2021

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Uefa president Aleksander Ceferin

< figure course ="sp-media-asset sp-media-asset-- lead"> A 3rd European

club competition with the functioning title ‘Europa Organization 2’will certainly be presented from 2021. One English team will get in the play-offs of the new tournament, while Scottish sides may lose out on Europa Organization places in a reshuffle.As component of Uefa

‘s 2021-2024 cycle, the Europa League will certainly be halved in size to 32 teams with an additional play-off round in between the group phase and last 16.

The new tournament will certainly be played on Thursdays along with the Europa League.Every nation

‘s champs will certainly still go into the Champions League, however only teams from the 15 top-ranked nations will certainly go into the Europa League team stages or qualifiers.

That suggests teams from leagues below that level – which right now would certainly include Scotland, Wales as well as Northern Ireland, excluding their champs – would certainly go right into ‘UEL2’ certifying rounds.

The brand-new competitors and Europa League will certainly have the very same style – eight teams of 4 groups with the winners going into the last 16. There will be a play-off prior to that round for the groups that finish 2nd in the group and also sides that complete third in the teams of the higher tournament.The winners of the competition will certainly get the complying with season’s Europa League.The Champions League format does not change.Uefa head of state Aleksander Ceferin stated:”The brand-new competitors makes Uefa’s club competitions more comprehensive than ever. There will be a lot more matches for even more clubs, with even more organizations represented in the group phases.” This competitors was birthed out of recurring dialogue with clubs with the European

Club Organization.” A minimum of 34 countries will have groups in a group stage, compared to 26 presently.
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