UEFA “Europa Conference League”, to start in 2021
The name of the third UEFA club competition will be UEFA Europa Conference League so says the UEFA ExCo at a conference today.
According to the European body, the new competition will start in 2021 and is aimed at giving more clubs in more countries a chance to participate in European football.It was announced months ago that there will be a new introduction to the already existing European club competitions; the champions league and the European league.
The competition will see teams who couldn’t make it to the to the top competition to participate also.So teams who finish 6 and 7th or a corresponding cup title in their country’s club league will qualify.
According to the mirror, the winners of the Carabao Cup in 2020/21, or the side who finishes 6th or 7th in the PL, will be the Premier League’s sole representative in the competition.Only five teams from the top five leagues – England, Spain, Germany, Italy, France – will enter, as opposed to the 15 from those nations that currently take part in the Europa League. The UECL will comprise of 32 teams with eight groups of four, the mirror says.